WASHINGTON – Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Tuesday that she was sorry that she identified herself as a Native American for almost two decades, reflecting her ongoing struggle to quiet a controversy that continues to haunt her as she prepares to formally announce a presidential bid. Her comments more fully explain the regret she expressed last week to the chief of the Cherokee Nation, the first time she’s said she was sorry for claiming American Indian heritage. The private apology was earlier reported as focusing more narrowly on a DNA test she took to demonstrate her purported heritage, a move that prompted a ferocious backlash even from many allies. Warren is on the cusp of formally announcing her presidential bid and will be vying to lead a party that has become far more mindful of nonwhite voters and their objections to misuse of their culture. “I can’t go back,” Warren said in an interview with The Washington Post. “But I am sorry for furthering … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren apologizes for calling herself Native American
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close Video Cherokee Nation member demands apology from Sen. Warren After the Democratic senator reveals a DNA test on her heritage, Rep. Markwayne Mullin says it's 'disgusting' that the lawmaker is doubling down on a 'lie.' The high-profile rollout of Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test is causing more headaches for the Democratic senator, as the results fuel Republican critics' claims that she used a trace amount of Native American heritage to advance her academic career. Warren, D-Mass., released her DNA test results to The Boston Globe, and then to the public, on Monday. The results revealed “strong evidence” Warren had a Native-American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations. But that means she only would be between 1/64 and 1/1024 Native American—possibly less than the average European American, according to one 2014 study. Cherokee Nation, the tribe Warren claimed to have a connection to, issued a statement accusing her of … [Read more...] about Warren’s DNA test renews scrutiny of long history claiming Native-American heritage
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE President Donald Trump has spent months mocking Sen. Elizabeth Warren for her claim of Native American heritage, even challenging the Massachusetts Democrat and leading potential 2020 rival to take a DNA test to prove it. She did, releasing the results of genetic testing on October 15 that says there is "strong evidence" to back up her claim of Native American ancestry. But that didn't satisfy the president, and the war of words between the pair escalated. "Who cares?" Trump told reporters in response. "DNA test is useless," Trump tweeted a day later, despite once offering to donate $1 million to charity if she took one. Warren fired back, accusing the president of "racist name-calling." NBC News fact checked the various allegations behind the feud, and asked independent experts what the DNA test she took really means. Here's what we know about … [Read more...] about Fact check: Elizabeth Warren took a DNA test. Does it prove she’s Native American?
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has released the results of a DNA analysis showing she has distant Native American ancestry, which could pre-empt further questions and attacks should she run for president in 2020.Warren first faced scrutiny for her purported Native American heritage during her 2012 Senate race. But President Donald Trump has revived and amplified the controversy as he eyes Warren as a possible rival, frequently mocking her with the nickname "Pocahontas."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.In a rollout video about Warren's heritage, the Massachusetts Democrat is seen sitting behind a laptop as she calls Bustamante. "Now, the President likes to call my mom a liar," Warren asks him. "What do the facts say?"Bustamante responds, "The facts suggest that you absolutely have a Native American ancestor in your pedigree." Warren is shown … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren releases DNA test with ‘strong evidence’ of Native American ancestry
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has faced repeated ridicule from President Donald Trump over her claims that she has Native American ancestry, has released a DNA test that says there is "strong evidence" that she is of Native American descent. The Massachusetts Democrat's release of the test highlights how prepared she is to take on Trump — who has repeatedly referred to her as "Pocahontas" — over his insults and indicates she is working to shore up possible political weaknesses, ahead of a possible 2020 presidential run, by addressing her family background and charges she misrepresented it to gain unfair advantage in her career. The release of Warren's DNA test was first reported by The Boston Globe, which obtained news of the results before they were released by the senator. The test, conducted by Stanford University professor Carlos … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren releases DNA results showing she has Native American heritage