The View Clashes Over Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Ancestry Claim: ‘Pretty Embarrassing For Her’
As Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) faces criticism for releasing a DNA test to end talk about her claims of Native American roots, The View sparred over the matter, with one co-host finding it embarrassing for the politician.
During Tuesday’s broadcast of the show, Sunny Hostin was disappointed that Warren, in her view, appeared to have caved to repeated attacks from President Donald Trump.
“I hate that she took the DNA test because he taunted her, because he called her Pocahontas,” she said, adding, “I don’t think that you go down into the gutter with Trump.”
Abby Huntsman echoed Hostin’s take, stating, “I think of her as a smart woman and not getting into petty politics, and that’s exactly what this is, so I found this to be pretty embarrassing for her. Huntsman I think the majority of this room right here is probably more native American than Elizabeth Warren is.
Huntsman then noted the Cherokee nation’s rebuke of Warren, but that talking point didn’t sit well with Whoopi Goldberg, who quickly jumped in, telling her colleague, “No, don’t twist this. She was not looking to prove that she wanted to be part of the tribe.”
Goldberg then explained that Warren was looking to settle debate over her heritage, the co-host contended that it didn’t matter whether only a small fraction of her background was Native American.
But Meghan McCain pushed back — arguing that when it comes to Warren’s ancestry, “this is a story she has told” by calling herself a minority in the past and contributing to a tribal cookbook.
Watch the clip above via The View.
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