Anti-Trump crusader and possible 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren refused to answer serious questions surrounding her alleged Native American ancestry this week; bizarrely stating “I grew up in Oklahoma” when pressed on her botched DNA results.
Voter asks Warren about the "lack of presidential tact" in her handling of the Native American issue.
Warren: "What I've discovered is that people care a lot about what's happening to their lives every single day and what touches them like housing and education and health care." pic.twitter.com/sCLiypR4UK
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 19, 2019
“How do you respond to people who think that -regardless of the underlying facts- the way you handled the question of your Native American heritage was tone-deaf, offensive, and indicative of a lack of presidential tact?” asked one member of the audience at a town hall event in Mississippi.
“Well, you know, I grew up in Oklahoma. I learned about my family from my family… Based on that, that’s just kind of who I am, and I do the best with it,” said Warren.
EPIC FAIL: Sen. Warren Says She ‘Can’t Go Back’ on DNA Results, Admits She’s ‘Not a Person of Color’
Sen. Elizabeth Warren publicly admitted she’s “not a person of color” during a recent interview this week; saying she “can’t go back” on publicly releasing her DNA results.
“The question I have never understood is: Why? Why did you in 1986 fill out on your law license or something? Why did you check those boxes, because obviously that’s a very small part of your lineage? 1/32nd or something, so why did you do it?” asked former Obama advisor David Axelrod.
“I shouldn’t have done it. I’m not a person of color. I am not a citizen of a tribe, but what I try to do is to be a good friend to Native Americans and that’s why for example, I have a housing bill that fully funds housing on tribal reservations,” Warren said. “I can’t go back.”
LINDSEY’S LINEAGE: Sen. Graham to Take DNA Test, Predicts He Can ‘BEAT’ Warren
Sen. Lindsey Graham weighed-in Tuesday on Elizabeth Warren’s recent DNA results; saying he plans to take a similar test in the coming days to see if he too possesses Native American ancestry in his family tree.
Graham was speaking with Fox News when he mocked Warren’s claims; adding “I’ve been told my grandmother was part Cherokee Indian. It may all just be talk, but you’re going to find out in a couple of weeks.”
.@LindseyGrahamSC: "I will take a DNA test. I’ve been told my grandmother may part Cherokee Indian. It may be just talk. You will find out in couple weeks … [@elizabethforma] is less than .1 of 1%. I think can beat her." pic.twitter.com/27iK7donV0
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 16, 2018
“I’m going to take a DNA test. I’ve been told my grandmother was part Cherokee Indian. It may all just be talk, but you’re going to find out in a couple of weeks. I’m going to take this test,” Graham said on Fox & Friends.
“I didn’t really think much about it. But if she’s less than one tenth of one percent, I think I can beat her,” he added.