Elizabeth Warren Deflects When Asked If She’ll Take DNA Test Over Native American Heritage
It doesn’t look like the controversy over Elizabeth Warren’s Native American ancestry is going to end anytime soon.
Last week, an editorial in the Berkshire Eagle called on the senior senator from Massachusetts to take a DNA test to finally put the issue to rest, stating she has “nothing to lose but her Achilles’ heel. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump made sure to keep the controversy in the spotlight by calling out Warren while using his favorite nickname for her — Pocahontas.
Making the Sunday show rounds today, Warren definitively ruled out a 2020 presidential run. When asked about her claim of Native American heritage, however, the Massachusetts lawmaker deflected, citing her family history and what she had been told by her parents.
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, guest host John Roberts brought up the editorial, asking her if she would take the DNA test to finally settle the issue and put it behind her.
“Let me tell you a little bit about my family,” Warren said, going on to say that her father’s family were opposed to her parents’ marriage because her mother was part Native American.
“I know who I am because of what my mother and my father told me, what my grandmother and my grandfather told me, what all my aunts and uncles told me and my brothers,” she concluded. “It’s a part of who I am and no one is ever going to take that away.”
“We will leave it there,” Roberts noted.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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