Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that supposedly shows “strong evidence’’ she had a Native American in her family tree dating back 6 to 10 generations. The move coincided with a slick campaign ad that uses the information.
However, many of the leftist media stories running the ‘release’ seem to bury an important fact. The ‘expert’ DNA specialist could only use “samples from Mexico, Peru, and Colombia to stand in for Native American” for the comparison.
So, many conservatives recognize that both the timing, and the so-called ‘evidence’ is really not as strong as liberals would like the public to believe.
In explaining the lack of actual Native American DNA to use, Lawrence Brody, a senior investigator with the Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch at the National Institutes of Health said, “The amount of genetic data that is available from Native Americans is sparse.”
The analysis of Warren’s DNA was done by Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor. He said “the vast majority” of Warren’s ancestry is European, but added her Native American ‘ancestor’ appears “in the range of 6-10 generations ago.”
Basically, if her “great-great-great-grandmother was Native American, that puts her at 1/32nd American Indian.” However, the report includes the fact that she could only be “1/1024th Native American if the ancestor is 10 generations back.”
That sort of stretching claim has amused many conservatives.
The democrat, whose claims have been mocked by President Trump and other Republicans, has been under fire recently for weird ‘mistakes’ on her tax records and for supporting a casino bill that would take jobs from a small town that really needs them.
Although arguing against President Donald Trump‘s tax cuts, she apparently ‘spent years inflating the costs of their charitable deductions by claiming they have donated clothes, books, and other items.’
“In 2017, Warren and her husband reported an annual income of $913,442. Of that total, they listed $81,858 on their taxes in charitable deductions.”
“In the five years prior to 2017, her tax returns show that the couple wrote of a total of $190,734 in charitable deductions.”
Warren is seeking reelection in Massachusetts and will reportedly take a “hard look” at running for president once the midterm elections are over.
It’s interesting to many people that Warren didn’t use a “commercial DNA service,” and her aides would not confirm if she or her three siblings had previously submitted to a commercial DNA test, which would offer corroboration for Bustamante’s analysis.
Previously, President Trump offered to provide $1 million to a charity of choice if she took a DNA test.
In the coordinated campaign ad just released, she used clips from Trump and Sarah Sanders attacking her for making the Native American claims combined with the ‘new’ information.
Whether this will make a difference to voters is anyone’s guess, but what isn’t difficult to guess for many people, is that the leftist media will use this information for all it’s worth against President Trump.