For years Elizabeth Warren claimed she was a minority “Native American” to get ahead in her career.
The liberal senator has received much attention for this claim considering her family tree has no Native Americans as far back as the early 1800s.
Responding to years of derision by President Donald Trump and other critics, Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released a report on a DNA analysis that provides strong evidence she does, in fact, have Native American heritage.
The analysis on the Massachusetts Democrat was done by Stanford University professor Carlos D. Bustamante. He concluded Warren’s ancestry is mostly European but says “the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor.”
Bustamante, a prominent expert in the field of DNA analysis, determined Warren’s pure Native American ancestor appears “in the range of six to 10 generations ago.”…
…But if her ancestor is 10 generations back, that could mean she’s just 1/512th Native American, according to the report . That could further excite her critics instead of placating them.
The Globe later issued a correction — The DNA test revealed that Elizabeth Warren is not 1/512 Native American, she’s 1/1,024. That’s 0.0009765625.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 15, 2018
Despite these findings Warren believes her private DNA test results earns her a $1,000,000 reward from President Trump.
Not all Democrats are pleased with Warren’s big announcement today.
Obama campaign manager slammed the Massachusetts Senator on the timing of her announcement.
Argue the substance all you want, but why 22 days before a crucial election where we MUST win house and senate to save America, why did @SenWarren have to do her announcement now? Why can’t Dems ever stay focused???
— Jim Messina (@Messina2012) October 15, 2018