Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is being widely criticized, Thursday, for standing by questionable DNA results that show she’s less than 1/1024 Native American, and she may be preparing to apologize for claiming the test proved her claim to Native American ancestry.
In a New York Times report published Thursday (and digested here by Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro), sources close to the senator revealed that she is concerned her “proof” of Native American ancestry did more harm than good, and that while she “stands by” the decision to release the results, those around her are privately concerned that she prematurely ended her 2020 Presidential bid.
“[N]early two months after Ms. Warren released the test results and drew hostile reactions from prominent tribal leaders, the lingering cloud over her likely presidential campaign has only darkened,” the Times reports. “[S]he has yet to allay criticism from grass-roots progressive groups, liberal political operatives and other potential 2020 allies who complain that she put too much emphasis on the controversial field of racial science.”
She now has two choices: defend her decision through the next two years, deflecting concerns that she’s appropriating a culture for her own benefit — a claim bolstered by her recent legislative slate, which includes several attempts to help Native American tribes in Massachusetts obtain casino licenses — or retract her earlier statements, doubling down on her “proof” of ancestry. – READ MORE