Elizabeth Warren thought she was making the smartest move of her political career.
But things did not go as planned.
Now she is running for her life because the last person she ever expected produced the evidence that will ruin her career.
Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test Backfires
Elizabeth Warren thought she could put Donald Trump’s “Pocahontas” taunts to bed.
She hired a Stanford professor to conduct a DNA test.
But the results showed Warren was as little as 1/1,024 Native American.
An average white person is .018 Native American, whereas Warren is .0098.
That means an everyday white person is twice as much Native American as Warren.
And things only got worse for Warren from there.
The Cherokee Nation put out a statement calling Warren an opportunist and a fraud.
Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin, Jr. ripped Warren in a statement.
Hoskin began, “A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America.”
“Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation.”
Hoskin went on to say that Warren using a DNA test to claim a Cherokee ancestry was ridiculous.
“Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven,” he continued.
Finally, Hoskin lowered the boom.
He ripped Warren for making light of the issues facing Native Americans by lying about being one for years.
“Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage,” Hoskin concluded.
Warren Tries To Respond
Warren worked to take the heat off herself by attacking Donald Trump.
She ranted on social media about Trump’s “racism” and tried to make the story about his attacks on her, as opposed to her lifetime of lying.
I won’t sit quietly for @realDonaldTrump’s racism, so I took a test. But DNA & family history has nothing to do with tribal affiliation or citizenship, which is determined only – only – by Tribal Nations. I respect the distinction, & don’t list myself as Native in the Senate.
Her tactic failed.
Even Democrats blasted her for this failed stunt.
Former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina tweeted:
Argue the substance all you want, but why 22 days before a crucial election where we MUST win house and senate to save America, why did @SenWarren have to do her announcement now? Why can’t Dems ever stay focused???
Warren kicked off her 2020 campaign with a disastrous rollout.
She made one of the worst moves in political history.
The media will sweep it under the rug for now.
But identity politics obsessed voters will hold it against Warren in the Democrat presidential primary.
Once one of her opponents raises the issue, it won’t be a fight between Warren and Donald Trump anymore.
It will be a fight between Warren and another Democrat – who may be a minority.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.