"I think she's guilty of claiming she's an American Indian but has no proof - and then [is] using it for applications for college, for political reasons".
An in-depth Globe review of Warren's professional history, including interviews with 31 professors on the Harvard Law hiring committee who offered her a job in 1993, found that Warren was viewed as a white woman by the hiring committees at every institution that employed her.
"For a senator, in this context, on this ongoing back-and-forth political fight, to talk about DNA", he said, "it really undermines tribal interest, frankly".
In a tweet directed at Trump, Warren said: "Remember saying on (July 5) that you'd give $1M to a charity of my choice if my DNA showed Native American ancestry?" Harvard's law school bragged about her as a Native American hire.
She said she released the results "because I've got nothing to hide. Oklahoma - home to the 120,000 citizens of Cherokee Nation - leads the country in prescription painkiller abuse". Further, the Cherokee Nation Secretary of State stated that Warren's gambit at "proving" her heritage, "makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses, while dishonoring legitimate tribal governments, whose ancestors are well-documented and whose heritage is well proven".
Jonathan Bernstein of Bloomberg View called the video the "latest in a series of solid moves Warren has been making" to persuade Democratic insiders that she can take on Trump. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, "DNA test is useless".
Indeed, there are sensitive, appropriate ways to talk about potentially having Native American ancestors.
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She then rang the doorbell, knocked on the door and sprinted away, leaving the little boy standing clueless in front of the door. They said that the youngster appears to be unharmed, and that he is now under Child Protective Services custody.
However, when Warren entered politics her story gained deeper scrutiny and began to unravel.
McCoy/ZUMA Press/NewscomThere's a party trick my ex-husband, a member of the Creek Nation, told me about: The next time a white-looking person tells you they have Native American blood, look at them thoughtfully, maybe tilt their chin this way and that, and say, "I bet you're part Cherokee".
Warren released the DNA test widely Monday - suggesting as much as 1/64 of her DNA was from a Native American population - along with a folksy campaign video that retold a vague family story about a Native American on her mother's side.
What counts as Native American heritage is a question with different answers among the 573 legally recognized tribes in the United States. He later upped the ante by saying "I'll only do it if I can test her personally".
Warren in 1984 contributed five recipes to a Native American cookbook called "Pow Wow Chow", according to Politifact. When she worked for Harvard University Law School, she was listed as a minority professor.
In the end, Warren would fare better by simply embracing her US citizenship.
While there were a few Twitter users who found Chaffetz's post amusing, the reactions were largely negative, with many users calling the former politician "racist". "Even they", chortled Trump, "don't want her". I thought about being Chickasaw in much the same way that I saw myself as being part Scot-Irish or other European heritages. "I'm glad to see it, because what she needs to do is come out and apologize to all of us".
"The fact that Warren chose to so transparently confront Trump's repeated race-based criticism speaks to her seeming preparedness and eagerness to clear any doubts about her personal heritage ahead of a prospective national campaign".