Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is trying to put the controversy over her proclaimed Native American heritage to rest after being berated by the Boston Globe and destroyed by President Trump on the issue.
Monday morning Warren rolled out an entire campaign about her background, complete with a family video, fancy website and results of a DNA test.
My family (including Fox News-watchers) sat together and talked about what they think of @realDonaldTrump’s attacks on our heritage. And yes, a famous geneticist analyzed my DNA and concluded that it contains Native American ancestry. pic.twitter.com/r3SNzP22f8— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) October 15, 2018
So, lets take a look at the results. According to the data, Warren is 1/1024th Native American.
Just checked the full DNA report , and it does say 6-10 generations rather than 1/32. As @kerpen notes, math would show it's 1/64 to 1/1024, unless we're missing something. See also this chart https://t.co/dnvbKFFcDu https://t.co/IhLF9kz8k4— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) October 15, 2018
BOSTON GLOBE: "Due to a math error, a story about Elizabeth Warren misstated the ancestry percentage of a potential 10th generation relative. It should be 1/1,024."— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) October 15, 2018
Correct. She said her parents had to elope because of the problems it caused in her father’s racist family. https://t.co/LqGnJK3aI5— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) October 15, 2018
More on that whole eloping because of racism thing:
Remember — @elizabethforma herself said that her parents eloped because her mom was Cherokee: https://t.co/sy1kTExc3L . Part of her family objected to 1/500thwhatever ? It completely undermines her new, edited narrative.— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 15, 2018
Warren claims her heritage was never used as part of her hiring process, yet listed herself as a "minority" in order to gain status for future job offers. From CBS:
Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday sought to explain her controversial decision to list herself as a Native American in a directory of law professors for nearly a decade before getting a job at Harvard Law School and said she is absolutely qualified for her job.
Republican Sen. Scott Brown's campaign last week accused Warren of "participating in Harvard's diversity sham" by allowing the school to list her as a minority.
A law school directory where Elizabeth Warren touted her Native American roots in the late 1980s and early 1990s once served as a tip sheet for administrators looking to identify and hire minority professors, according to a former chairman of the American Association of Law Schools.
Friendly reminder this action by Warren—not simply stating she had a distant ancestor—is the reason people started mocking her. https://t.co/WQda46NSsH— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) October 15, 2018
The RNC is all over it.
Democrat Elizabeth Warren found someone to say she – might be – 1/1,024 Native American.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 15, 2018
In what world does that give you the right to claim minority status?
She's definitely running for President in 2020.