Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Elizabeth Warren rejects DNA test to settle Native American heritage claim

Elizabeth Warren rejects DNA test to settle Native American heritage claim

"I'm not running for president", she said, while sidestepping four attempts by "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd to pin her down on whether she would pledge to serve out another six-year Senate term. Head over heels. But his family was bitterly opposed to their relationship because she was part Native American. "That's the story that my brothers and I all learned from our mom and our dad, from our grandparents, from all of our aunts and uncles", she said.

For her critics, Warren's speech did little to quell suspicions she used claims of Native American heritage to give herself a leg up early in her academic career. And the American government is doing nothing about this, ' she said.

Trump has taken to calling Warren "Pocahontas" as a derogatory term because she claims to have Native American ancestry.

Warren's claims of Cherokee and Delaware Indian heritage became a subject of controversy in 2012 when it was revealed she had no documented proof, instead saying she relied on family lore to substantiate her ancestry claims.

Harvard Law School now has only one tenured minority woman, Gottlieb Professor of Law Elizabeth Warren, who is Native American.

The Berkshire Eagle recently called on Warren to "take the spit test" and resolve the issue once and for all.

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Elizabeth Warren of MA says she has no intention of running for president in 2020, but she also is leaving herself room to reconsider.

"So look, I am not running for president of the United States", Warren answered.

Warren told a Native American gathering last month: '"Every time someone brings up my family's story, I'm going to use it to lift up the story of your families and your communities'". "Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago". At a Saturday rally in Pennsylvania to boost GOP special election candidate Rick Saccone, Trump alluded to a potential run by Warren, saying that "ratings" for news media companies would go down if she or Senator Bernie Sanders ran on the Democratic ticket.

"I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead", she said.

Harvard Law School professor Charles Fried, who helped recruit Warren, has called any suggestion she enjoyed an affirmative-action benefit "nonsense". "I did not mention her Native American connection because I did not know about it".

"I am very anxious that they're going to take advantage of him", Warren said.

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