I’m not sure this is working as intended.
Earlier today, the Boston Globe published a bombshell story that Elizabeth Warren took a DNA test to confirm her Native American ancestry. Based on the results, she has less than 1% Native American DNA.
It gets worse.
Usually, if you have numbers of less than 1%, it’s pretty much you’re not whatever you’re claiming. Yet, Senator Elizabeth Warren actually made a video (without any Native American representation) and supplied a bunch of genealogical evidence to support that she has some heritage.
Of course, this is what she said a few years ago:
She is determined to protect a heritage that may have been a result of happenstance and not recent breeding. It’s entirely possible the results could also be a false positive casting an even greater shadow on her claims.
So let me get this straight: The DNA test, where there are false positives, says you have less than 1% of Native American DNA, you don’t really know the tribe it comes from, the genealogy says a coupling may have happened centuries ago, but you want Donald Trump to pay up on a bet where he says he would if she could “prove she’s Indian.”
The more fascinating reveal is how the science loving media are saying this very insignificant statistical analysis proves Warren’s claims.
Science has spoken. Warren is white. She also lied. And yet, this is supposed to get back at Trump.
Update: More corrections coming..
She may be more Hispanic than Cruz’s opponent Robert “Beto” O’Rourke.
Update 2: Cherokee Nation responds:
“A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America. Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation. Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, who ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is prove. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”
– Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin, Jr.