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Warren on why she released DNA test: Trump, opponents 'have made the same attack'
The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO

Posted on 10/17/2018 8:52:39 AM PDT by yesthatjallen

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) defended her decision to release DNA test results in an interview with The Boston Globe Tuesday, explaining that both President Trump and the opponents vying for her Senate seat in the midterm elections "have made the same attack."

Warren has come under fire for her decision to share DNA test results that a researcher said “strongly support” her having a Native American ancestor.

The move has been seen as an effort to respond to critics, primarily Trump, who have repeatedly claimed that she fabricated her heritage.

“I have an election,” Warren said. “Donald Trump goes in front of crowds multiple times a week to attack me. Both of my opponents have made the same attack. I got this analysis back, and I made it public.”

Trump took the Twitter to criticize the senator, saying she "took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, 'DNA test is useless.' Even they don’t want her. Phony!"

The Cherokee Nation also released a statement Monday criticizing those touting DNA tests as proof of Native American heritage.

“Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong,” said Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. “It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven.”

Warren said that she agrees with the tribe's criticism.

“There’s a distinction between citizenship and ancestry. I wish I had been more mindful of that distinction. The tribes and only the tribes determine citizenship,” said Warren told the Globe. “It’s their right as a matter of sovereignty, and they exercise that in the ways they choose to exercise it. I respect that distinction.”

In response to comments about the timing of her release being so close to the midterms, Warren explained that she made the results public as soon as they were available.

“I know what it is, and I’m not going to hide it,” said Warren. “How do you sit here if you know what it is, and people ask, and you don’t give an answer? I don’t know how to do that and I don’t want to do that.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: indian; nativeamerican; trump; warren
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To: yesthatjallen

How?

Sorry I just realized that’s cultural appropriation.


21 posted on 10/17/2018 9:12:45 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: yesthatjallen
Nobody, absolutely no one, "forced" her to do this. She could have laid this issue to rest simply by not responding to the taunts and not taking the bait. She did that for years up until she had real full-boiled designs on the corner office.

She did it now so it'll be an "old" issue when she begins her 2020 push.

And think of what a horrendous political blunder that was. When she released this info, she thought she'd be putting it definitively to rest. She actually thought this DNA report would justify her claim to NA heritage.

Stop to think of how mind-bogglingly dumb that was. That she could make such a poor strategic decision alone should disqualify her from holding high office anywhere. It's like she called Bob Shrum for political advice, and he delivered.

22 posted on 10/17/2018 9:14:21 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: yesthatjallen

When you’re in a hole, stop digging


23 posted on 10/17/2018 9:14:31 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: yesthatjallen
One purpose of DNA testing is ethnic identification but another is identification of distant relatives. Just imagine the thrill if finding out you are a 4th cousin to a famous senator like Elizabeth Warren.
24 posted on 10/17/2018 9:17:16 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: lurk

Forever shunned from the pow-wows she sits alone now. A squaw without a tribe. Just another pale face who lives in a gated community, drives a mustang, and shops at The Gap.


25 posted on 10/17/2018 9:17:27 AM PDT by smvoice (2 Cor.5:20. "Now then we are ambassadors for Christ")
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To: yesthatjallen

The DNA results DO NOT ‘strongly support’ her being an Indian, which is what she claimed.

It does not ‘strongly support’ she has 1/1024 Indian blood,

It only BARELY supports her claim.


26 posted on 10/17/2018 9:17:31 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: BwanaNdege

+100!


27 posted on 10/17/2018 9:18:50 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: yesthatjallen

She’s in a deep deep hole, yet she keeps on digging.

Trump owns this squaw.


28 posted on 10/17/2018 9:20:03 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: yesthatjallen

She wouldn’t stand a chance against Kamala anyway. The party is going to hoist her as the female Obama. Or in this case, the less feminine Obama.


29 posted on 10/17/2018 9:20:12 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Auto-correct has become my worst enema.)
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To: BenLurkin

How could somebody so dumb obtain a doctorate in law?


30 posted on 10/17/2018 9:21:31 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: yesthatjallen

If the Fake Indian keeps mouthing off about her stupid DNA test between now and November 6th, maybe she can manage to LOSE the Senate election!!!!

Just hoping!!!!


31 posted on 10/17/2018 9:22:17 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Mariner

How could somebody so dumb obtain a doctorate in law?

What about crazy eyes, with a degree in economics, saying the low unemployment rate can be “explained by people having to work 2 jobs”.

That’s the best ever. Even dumbsh*t-o-watha can’t beat that.


32 posted on 10/17/2018 9:23:13 AM PDT by samtheman (On to victory in November)
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To: Mariner

Well let’s just say that there’s reason why nobody calls a JD “doctor”


33 posted on 10/17/2018 9:24:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Or that you are distantly related to Bill Clinton or Maxine Waters!


34 posted on 10/17/2018 9:27:40 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: yesthatjallen

Wah! Trump goes in front of a crowd several times a week to bash me wah, wah wah!!!!!!!

WINNING!!!


35 posted on 10/17/2018 9:30:57 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (They never thought she would lose.)
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To: yesthatjallen

She started it, Trump finishes it. Waaaaaaaaa...


36 posted on 10/17/2018 9:33:59 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses.)
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To: yesthatjallen
It’s a shame she didn’t get busted for this much earlier in her life. Oh well.

Instead, she took it to school and built a life on her claim of stolen heritage.

It’s somewhat amazing that she was able to get so far or climb so high on such a blatant sort of lie and I wonder about the various steps and people along the way who enabled her and let it happen.

But then, along comes TRUMP!, and down she goes, finally(!), in a grand, public display for the entire world to watch and remember. Hahaha...!

Awesome...

37 posted on 10/17/2018 9:40:44 AM PDT by GBA (Beliefs => Reality. Believe... wisely.)
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To: Geronimo
This guy also isn't an indian.
38 posted on 10/17/2018 9:40:50 AM PDT by zeugma (Power without accountability is fertilizer for tyranny.)
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To: zeugma

Correct. He was an Italian. Difference being, he never claimed to be Indian, and a local tribe made him an honorary member.


39 posted on 10/17/2018 9:43:09 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: yesthatjallen

Ancestry only means that a long time ago (in Warren’s case, six to 10 generations, or likely well over 100 years) a native ancestor in the nether-reaches of the Warren family tree was an Indigenous to either South or North America in the ‘23 and Me’ so called DNA study.

Below is the DNA reality re Cherokee and Native American DNA.

Zero DNA donors from South America were Cherokee.

DNA donors from Canada if any, were not Cherokees.

DNA donors from our America with Native American DNA could have come from over 100 tribes, not Cherokee.

A couple of other realities re the founder of 23 and Me:

What super large data spying corporation is the Founder of 23 and Me and her sister connected to?

Answer G$$$$E.

Would any sane person trust any critical information like Fauxahontas’s DNA if it came from G$$$$E?

What is the rating of 23 and Me re accuracy in identying Native American DNA?

Here are the best DNA tests*
Updated: October 2018

AncestryDNA: (see promo) best for cousin matching, most geographic regions for ethnicity
FamilyTree DNA: best for serious genealogy, YDNA and mtDNA tests
MyHeritage: best autosomal test on a budget
23andMe: best for genetic health screening, not genealogy
Living DNA: best for roots in British Isles

*https://www.smarterhobby.com/genealogy/best-dna-test/#tab-con-17


40 posted on 10/17/2018 9:49:48 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Dems @ the Kavanaugh lynching, told Americans that non gay men of any color have Zero future w/them!)
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