Elizabeth Warren apologizes to Cherokee Nation for taking the DNA test to prove her Native-American roots.
“Senator Warren has reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe. We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws, not through DNA tests,” Cherokee Nation spokeswoman Julie Hubbard said in a statement.
BREAKING: Elizabeth Warren Apologizes to Cherokee Nation for DNA Testhttps://t.co/Dos6ZDoQIE
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 1, 2019
Senator and presidential contender Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently apologized to the head of the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test to prove her Native American lineage.
Warren on Thursday phoned Bill John Baker, who serves as the Cherokee Nation’s principal chief, to apologize for her decision to take the test in what was a “brief and private” discussion, according to Julie Hubbard, a press representative for the tribe. “I understand that she apologized for causing confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and the harm that has resulted,” said Hubbard. “The chief and secretary of state appreciate that she has reaffirmed that she is not a Cherokee Nation citizen or a citizen of any tribal nation.”
The conversation comes as Warren is slated to formally launch her run for the White House after launching a presidential exploratory committee in late December.
The DNA test was conducted by Stanford University professor Carlos D. Bustamante, confirmed that Warren’s ancestry is mostly European, with a minor trace of Native American ancestry. The results, published October 16, showed a potentially Native ancestor to Warren lived approximately six to 10 generations ago, which would make her at the very least only 1/152th Native American. More
How about apologizing to Americans and actual minorities she likely displaced in schools/jobs over the years with fake claims of minority status?
Elizabeth Warren apologizes to Cherokee Nation for taking DNA test to prove Native American roots https://t.co/qez0z6arNV
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 1, 2019
To prove that she is sincere, she should immediately resign. Is she going to apologize to the real Native Americans from whom she stole her education and her job from?
I think a federal crime was committed by Elizabeth Warren when she lied to Harvard so she could get a job as a minority. Is anyone looking into that?
Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed. She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, “DNA test is useless.” Even they don’t want her. Phony!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018