Senator Elizabeth Warren released the results of her DNA test, which showed that she does have Native American ancestry.
However, with the results came a lot of criticism from many who have quickly pointed out multiple issues.
According to the report, the DNA showed the presence of Native American DNA anywhere from five to ten generations back. Warren’s DNA was not evaluated with Cherokee DNA, but with Hispanic DNA.
Another issue is how far back her ancestry goes. While Warren claims that her grandmother was only part Cherokee, she still upholds it was enough to bring up the racist tensions of her father’s parents.
This seems to be inconsistent with the data provided, showing that Warren may have less Native American ancestry than the average American with potentially being only 1/1,024 Indian.
Many have called her out over the confusing results on Twitter:
Amazing. As if having to bring in other genetics (read the actual article) and still only ending up with only 1/512th wasn’t enough of a joke ??? https://t.co/Ep71ETFMYc
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 15, 2018
The actual facts are that a non commercial tester, Carlos Bustamante, deduced that Warren was between 1/32 to 1/512 Colombian, Peruvian, or Mexican. The dearth of Native American DNA prompted the “examiner” to use these national markers based on migration theory. #SeñoritaWarren https://t.co/OnUhOV1DB2
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 15, 2018
"Elizabeth Warren counts as Native American because her great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather might have been an Indian."
"You bear the guilt of slavery even if your ancestors didn't move to this country until the 20th century."
You can't have both. Pick one.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 15, 2018
Don't forget: It's Native Americans who are most annoyed at Elizabeth Warren's claims https://t.co/h7jDAXqkEP
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 15, 2018
Here's why Elizabeth Warren didn't use a professional DNA company. Boston Globe: "the Stanford University researcher who studied her DNA sample did not actually use samples of Native American DNA to determine whether Warren’s dubious claims of Cherokee ancestry were true"
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) October 15, 2018
.@SenWarren even with a questionable test, where an Independent scientist like myself (PhD from MIT in Biological Engineering) cannot access the data, you have conclusively proven YOU are a BIGGER #FakeIndian than we thought. IT CONFIRMS YOU ARE … 99.9% WHITE.
— Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai,PhD (M.I.T.) Inventor of Email (@va_shiva) October 15, 2018
— Kim TallBear (@KimTallBear) October 15, 2018
President Donald Trump also commented on the DNA results, saying that he hoped that it meant she would be running in the 2020 election.
“I hope she’s running for president because I think she’d be very easy,” Trump said. “I hope that she is running. I do not think she’ll be difficult at all. She’ll destroy the country. She’ll make the country into Venezuela. With that being said, I don’t want to say bad things about her because I hope she would be one of the people that would get through the process. It’s going to be a long process for the Democrats.”