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
— The 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.
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.
TRUMP ON WARREN: She’ll Turn USA into Venezuela, ‘Who Cares’ about DNA?
President Trump weighed-in on outspoken Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s recently released DNA report Monday before departing for Florida; asking “who cares” about the legislator’s ancestry and saying she hopes to turn the United Sates into Venezuela.
The Commander-in-Chief was speaking with reporters at the White House when he was asked to comment on the left-wing lawmaker’s DNA results; allegedly showing she had a Native American ancestor six to ten generations ago.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 15, 2018
“Do you have any reaction to Senator Elizabeth Warren releasing the results of her DNA test?” asked one reporter.
“Who cares?” fired-back the President. “Who cares? I hope she’s running for president because I think she’d be very easy. I do not think she’d be difficult at all.”
“She’ll destroy the country. She’ll make our country into Venezuela,” he added.