Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Hints At Native American Heritage

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Hints At Native American Heritage

The analysis on the Massachusetts Democrat was done by Stanford University professor Carlos D. Bustamante.

The results, as shared with The Boston Globe, reportedly reveal "strong evidence" the MA senator had a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations.

Bustamante, a prominent expert in the field of DNA analysis, determined Warren's pure Native American ancestor appears "in the range of six to 10 generations ago".

Warren first faced scrutiny for her purported Native American heritage during her 2012 Senate race.

This means she could be 1/32nd Native American, or just 1/512th Native American if the ancestor is 10 generations back. "And President Trump can say what he wants about me but mocking Native Americans or any group in order to get at me - that's not what America stands for".

After that Montana debate, Warren brushed off Trump's taunts as she had multiple times before, whenever he deployed his derisive "Pocahontas" nickname for her.

She plans to provide more information on the results Monday.

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He said last week that he believes Warren "faked" her claim of American Indian heritage, and hopes she and other likely Democratic presidential candidates "stay healthy" and continue their march to 2020, crowding out younger, newer blood.

President Donald Trump has alleged that Warren, seen as a potential presidential competitor in 2020, used false claims about her heritage to advance her career as a lawyer. "What do the facts say?" she asks him.

Trump has mocked Warren for years, calling her "Pocahontas" as a way to denigrate her claims of Cherokee heritage.

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Bustamante replies: "The facts suggest that you absolutely have Native American ancestry in your pedigree".

Warren's move to release her DNA results is yet another indication that she is considering a run for president.

"And we will say, 'I will give you $1 million to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian, '" Trump continued. Warren did not use a commercial service for her DNA analysis, according to The Globe, but rather Bustamante, who is on the scientific advisory board for Ancestry.

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