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.”
IT’S OFFICIAL: Elizabeth Warren Releases Results of Full DNA Test
Firebrand Senator and potential 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren officially released her DNA results Monday morning; effectively ending years of speculation surrounding her unsubstantiated claims of her Native American ancestry.
Warren sent the report to the Boston Globe that provides “strong evidence” she has at least one Native American ancestor in her family tree “dating back 6 to 10 generations.”
“Warren, whose claims to Native American blood have been mocked by President Trump and other Republicans, provided the test results to the Globe on Sunday in an effort to defuse questions about her ancestry that have persisted for years. She planned an elaborate rollout Monday of the results as she aimed for widespread attention,” writes the Globe.
The test -conducted by Carlos Bustamante of Stanford University- concludes that the “vast majority” of the Senator’s DNA comes from European descent but adds “the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor.”
Read the full story at the Boston Globe.
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.