Elizabeth Warren releases DNA test suggesting Native American ancestor

Elizabeth Warren releases DNA test suggesting Native American ancestor

Warren announced the test results in a highly produced biographical video that looks like the opening salvo in a campaign against Trump for the presidency, which the MA senator said last month she would "take a hard look at" pursuing after her likely reelection in November.

But Warren now has documentation to back up her family lore, thanks to an analysis performed by Carlos Bustamante, a professor of genetics at Stanford and adviser to Ancestry and 23 and Me.

"The president likes to call my mom a liar", Warren tells Bustamante. "What do the facts say?" she asks him.

Bustamante replies: "The facts suggest that you absolutely have Native American ancestry in your pedigree". The latest polls show Warren with a solid lead.

"She used the fact that she was Native American to advance her career", Trump has said.

Not everyone, however, was satisfied by Warren's ancestry test, which found "the great majority" of Warren's heritage comes from Europe.

"When I made a decision to run for Senate in 2012, I never thought that my family's Native American heritage would come under attack and my dead parents would be called liars", she said on in a statement Monday. "The identity of the sample donor, Elizabeth Warren, was not known to the analyst during the time the work was performed", the report says.

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During a town hall meeting on September 29 in Holyoke, Warren said that she plans on taking a "hard look" at running for president in 2020 following the midterm elections on November 6. Members of Warren's family express their disappointment with the president's taunts in a series of interviews.

Bustamente concluded Warren's ancestry is mostly European but says "the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor".

Warren had de-emphasized her Cherokee lineage since winning her Senate seat in 2012, but the president's use of the issue to marginalize her was always expected to become a flashpoint if the two were to go head-to-head in 2020. Last month, the Globe reported that her heritage was not considered by Harvard Law faculty when analyzing her application in the 1990s.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that shows "strong evidence" she has Native-American heritage, rebutting President Donald Trump's ridicule of her as "fake Pocahontas" while she signals a possible 2020 presidential run.

Warren concedes in the video that she is not enrolled in any tribe, "but my family history is my family history". "I promise you I'll do this: I will take, you know those little kits they sell on television. learn your heritage!"

'She said her mother told her she had high cheekbones, therefore she's got Indian blood.

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