Politico reports, take that haters!
Sen. Elizabeth Warren released the results of a DNA test on Monday that “strongly support” her claims of Native American ancestry, hitting back at President Donald Trump for mocking her and showing her seriousness about a 2020 presidential run.
The DNA test, conducted by Stanford University professor Carlos Bustamante, showed Warren’s likely Native American ancestry dates back six to 10 generations.
The release of the results were part of a rollout from Warren’s campaign showcasing her heritage while offering evidence that she did not benefit professionally from it. She was hired as an educator, Warren argued, because “she was an award-winning legal scholar and professor.”
The attacks on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage from Donald Trump and her Republican opponents were always distasteful, but with DNA evidence in hand backing up her family’s oral history we can definitively put this “birther”-like question to rest. It’s another example of Republicans trying to play the “identity politics” game, and failing miserably.
We won’t miss the days when it was cool to slur Warren as “Pocahontas.” Because it never really was.