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Insiders Reveal Full Extent of Damage Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test Caused

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Advisers close to Sen. Elizabeth Warren reportedly are concerned that October’s big reveal of her DNA results intended to put the question of her claimed Native American ancestry to rest may have done more harm than good.

The results showed “strong evidence” that the Massachusetts lawmaker had a Native American somewhere in her family tree from six to 10 generations ago.

However, the Associated Press reported the amount was very minimal.

“If Warren’s ancestor were six generations removed, she would be 1/64th Native American. But if her ancestor had been as much as 10 generations removed, that would make the individual a great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandparent and render Warren only 1/1,024th Native American, according to Blaine Bettinger, a genealogist and author who specializes in DNA evidence,” according to the AP.

If it is the latter, that would mean Warren has .098 percent Native American ancestry, giving her a lower percentage than the average European-American, who is made up of .18 percent.

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“Advisers close to Ms. Warren say she has privately expressed concern that she may have damaged her relationships to Native American groups and her own standing with activists, particularly those who are racial minorities,” The New York Times reported. “Several outside advisers are even more worried: They say they believe a plan should be made to repair that damage, possibly including a strong statement of apology.”

Warren told reporters on Thursday she felt it was important to be transparent and said she does not regret releasing her DNA results.

“So, I have put it all out, in public, I’ve put out 10 years of tax returns, my hiring records and DNA tests all out there on the internet for anybody to see,” she said, according to Fox News.

The Cherokee Nation rebuked Warren in a statement for trying to claim ancestry in the tribe.

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“A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship,” Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said. “Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong.”

In a scathing editorial, Warren’s left-leaning hometown paper, The Boston Globe, called on the lawmaker not to run for president in 2020.

“While Warren is an effective and impactful senator with an important voice nationally, she has become a divisive figure,” the Globe editorial read. “A unifying voice is what the country needs now after the polarizing politics of Donald Trump.”

The paper pointed out a poll in September found people from Massachusetts were more excited about a potential run by the state’s governor, Deval Patrick, who announced this week he would not be running, than Warren.

“Those are warning signs from the voters who know her best,” according to The Globe editorial board.

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CNN noted The Globe had urged Warren to run for president in 2016, but now the paper apparently believes her moment has passed.

The Times reported that Warren will likely make her presidential plans known in the next few weeks.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 1,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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