In the days since Sen.
Liberal analyst Chris Cillizza of CNN also chimed in, saying: "If Warren thought that this video and DNA test would shut Trump up, she was dangerously mistaken". "What do we make of the political calculation of Elizabeth Warren releasing these DNA test results 20 days away from the midterms?"
Earlier this year, the senator released personnel files seeking to dispute critics who have alleged that the former Harvard Law School professor advanced her law career with a narrative that she is a descendant of Cherokee and DE tribes.
This week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in preparation for a 2020 presidential run, chose to fight back against President Trump's brutal nickname for her: Pocahontas.
Sen. Warren released the results of a DNA test earlier this week to prove that she has Native American ancestry, after repeated criticism by President Trump for claiming Cherokee heritage when she taught at Harvard. Harvard claims her "minority status" did not bear on her hiring, but Harvard promoted Warren's hire as expanding their campus diversity by hiring a woman with "minority background" onto their faculty.
The "creepy" tweet was just one of more than two dozen tweets on Warren's campaign account Monday, covering Trump and getting behind Democrats running in the November 6 elections.More news: Gianforte's Body Slam Helped Him Win Special Election
Debbie "White Dove" Porreco, a Pocahontas descendant, told Fox News that she and other Native Americans felt "betrayed".
The report does show "strong evidence" that Warren had a Native American ancestor "6-10 generations ago", meaning that the Native American share of her DNA falls between 1.5 percent and 0.09 percent. As a result, no consumer DNA test can prove a person's Native American ancestry. Ms. Warren first denied listing herself as a "minority professor", or ever saying that she was Cherokee. "But the generational range based on the ancestor that the report identified suggests she's between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American".
"Native American" is a race, of sorts - an umbrella term that has more to do with the views of larger society than the people it supposedly refers to. "But the facts of the matter are you need a lot more than that". Trump also thanked Cherokee Nation for their statement.
Warren attempted to use the results as evidence to back up her claims of heritage, only to have it flatly rejected by the Cherokee Nation-the largest federally recognized tribal enterprise in the nation.
Hoskin said doing so "makes a mockery out of DNA tests" while dishonoring tribal governments and their citizens, "whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven".
"If anybody wants to think they can use a genetic test to determine which tribe they came from, it's impossible to get that type of information", says Krystal Tsosie, a member of the Navajo Nation and a doctoral student in Genomics and Health Disparities at Vanderbilt University. Focusing exclusively on DNA as a requisite for enrollment could threaten the sovereignty of Native American tribes, which is why documented lineage to a tribal citizen and enrolled member is so important.