In a Sunday interview with John Roberts of Fox News, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren seemed to suggest submitting to a request for a DNA test could take her ancestry away. When asked if she would submit to a DNA test she replied, “I know who I am because of what my mother and my father told me, what my grandmother and my grandfather told me, what all my aunts and uncles told me, and my brothers. It’s a part of who I am and no one’s ever going to take that away.”
The only way Warren could lose her ancestry is if it was never hers to begin with. A DNA test would only take that ancestry away is if it showed there is no Native American blood coursing through her veins. A DNA test confirming her claims of Native American ancestry would allow her to bludgeon President Trump and other conservative critics who refer to the Senator as “Fauxcahontis” and “Chief Spreading Bull.” A positive DNA test would allow her to brand President Trump with a demeaning moniker of her choosing while accusing him of spreading “fake news,” a common description the President uses when referring to the Senator’s allies in the mainstream media.
Her refusal to take a DNA test clearly demonstrates that she either doubts her family’s assertions of Native American ancestry or she already knows that there is no Native American blood in her veins. Elizabeth Warren would like nothing more than a tool to beat the President over the head with and proof positive of Native American ancestry would absolutely serve as a great means to do that. However she refuses to acquiesce to the growing calls to prove her ancestry.
The fact that she doubled down on a story that is considered to be hearsay while refusing to get a definitive scientific answer speaks volumes. She feels that she is painted into a corner and by exposing her Achilles heel she could permanently damage any possibility at reelection.
Even a liberal publication in Warren’s home state of Massachusetts, which endorsed her 2012 Senate run, is calling on her to “take the spit test” while eluding to the damage a positive result could do to President Trump.
“Elizabeth Warren should screw up her courage and take the spit test. A DNA test. A positive test that would permanently clear up the issue while possibly shutting down President Trump.”
The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, MA
Pressure for the Massachusetts Senator to prove her ancestry will only grow as we move closer to the 2018 mid-term elections. Senator Warren’s Republican opponent will likely be Rep. Geoff Diehl and many are expecting him to seize on her refusals to prove her ancestry.
Though she is likely to be reelected in Massachusetts due to the heavily saturated areas of Democrat voters, she will certainly not be someone her colleagues call upon for an endorsement as the mid-terms ramp up. If the calls for a DNA test continue to mount, it’s likely that many Democrats who are up for reelection will begin to distance themselves from Warren as a way to insulate themselves from her ancestry scandal.
And a scandal it certainly is. Many people have accused Elizabeth Warren of falsely claiming to be of Native American descent in order to land roles at various educational institutions. An act many on the left have dubbed “cultural appropriation.”
Even Trevor Noah of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, who is no ally of President Trump or any Republican for that matter, stated that President Trump was right in calling out Elizabeth Warren’s claims of Native American ancestry. Noah proclaimed, “in his own … way, he’s hitting Elizabeth Warren for saying she’s Native American when she wasn’t. Something she’s never apologized for or owned up to.” Noah continued, “As weird as it is to say… Donald Trump was being woke.”