Why would Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) chose Monday to finally release her DNA tests to prove once and for all that she is Native American? My guess is that she knows President Donald Trump will continue to call her “Pocahontas” when she runs for President in 2020.
Of course, Warren has not announced that she is running but is mulling it over. She wouldn’t officially announce her candidacy until closer to the election.
She may also want to use her “heritage” in ads against Trump while showing him mockingly calling her “Pocahontas.”
However, Warren’s “DNA revealing” didn’t turn out exactly like she had hoped.
Reportedly, Professor Carlos D. Bustamante of Stanford University did the analysis of Warren’s DNA indicating that “The facts suggest that you (Warren) absolutely have Native American ancestry in your pedigree.”
First reported by the Boston Globe, they indicated that “the vast majority” of Warren’s family tree is European and there is “strong evidence” she has Native-American ancestry – albeit anywhere from 1/64 to 1/1,024.
That’s a blip on the radar screen!
But even worse news came for Warren when the Cherokee Nation officially responded to evidence provided by her DNA test.
Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said the following in a press release:
“Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America.
Hoskin, Jr. continued:
Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation. Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. 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. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”
Warren quickly responded so as not to appear that she was claiming “tribal heritage,” by tweeting:
“I won’t sit quietly for @realDonaldTrump‘s racism, so I took a test. But DNA & family history has nothing to do with tribal affiliation or citizenship, which is determined only – only – by Tribal Nations. I respect the distinction, & don’t list myself as Native in the Senate.”
I won't sit quietly for @realDonaldTrump's racism, so I took a test. But DNA & family history has nothing to do with tribal affiliation or citizenship, which is determined only – only – by Tribal Nations. I respect the distinction, & don't list myself as Native in the Senate.
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) October 15, 2018
But did she ever list herself as Native in college perhaps or on other documents?
“Bottom line: My heritage played no role in my hiring – ever. The
@BostonGlobe reviewed all the evidence. Their verdict? “At every step of her remarkable rise in the legal profession, the people responsible for hiring her saw her as a white woman.”
Now there’s a Left-wing media outlet that you can trust, right? #smh
She even tried to make herself into a #MeToo victim over Trump calling her out for falsely claiming to be Native American.
“We all know why
@realDonaldTrump makes creepy physical threats about me, right? He’s scared. He’s trying to do what he always does to women who scare him: call us names, attack us personally, shrink us down to feel better about himself. It may soothe his ego – but it won’t work.”
Talk about political manipulation. Wow!
Bottom line: My heritage played no role in my hiring – ever. The @BostonGlobe reviewed all the evidence. Their verdict? "At every step of her remarkable rise in the legal profession, the people responsible for hiring her saw her as a white woman." https://t.co/LTQ6d1sMwM
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) October 15, 2018
To make matters worse for herself, Warren stirred up past controversies.
Breitbart contributor Michael Patrick Leahy’s 2012 article about Warren’s heritage resurfaced and the news wasn’t good.
Leahy indicated that Warren relied on an “unsubstantiated claim on an 1894 Oklahoma Territory marriage license application by her great-great grand uncle William J. Crawford that his mother, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford, Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandmother, was a Cherokee.”
“As I pointed out in my article here on Sunday, no evidence supports this claim. O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford had no Cherokee heritage, was listed as “white” in the Census of 1860, and was most likely half Swedish and half English, Scottish, or German, or some combination thereof. (Note, the actual 1894 marriage license makes no claim of Cherokee ancestry.)”
Leahy also noted:
“But the most stunning discovery about the life of O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford is that her husband, Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, was apparently a member of the Tennessee Militia who rounded up Cherokees from their family homes in the Southeastern United States and herded them into government-built stockades in what was then called Ross’s Landing (now Chattanooga), Tennessee–the point of origin for the horrific Trail of Tears, which began in January, 1837.”
Maybe that’s why she has been so desperate to prove she is Native American all of these years.
Perhaps, Elizabeth, it would have been better just to let “sleeping dogs lie,” no pun intended. #LOL
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