Elizabeth Warren Swiftly Deletes Tweet Boasting About 'Native American' Ancestry
2020 hopeful cleans up false claims from social media
Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren scrambled to delete a year-old tweet that bragged about her Native American DNA.
Warren's deleted tweet said:
“My family (including Fox News-watchers) sat together and talked about what they think of [President Donald Trump’s] attacks on our heritage."
“And yes, a famous geneticist analyzed my DNA and concluded that it contains Native American ancestry.”
Earlier this year, Warren apologized for making false claims of Native American heritage in her past.
Warren was forced to apologize for claiming Cherokee heritage on a 1986 registration card for the Texas state bar.
The anti-Trump Democrat also left the door open that there may be more documents out there with similar race claims.
In August, a Native American activist blasted Warren, accusing her ancestors of being "white squatters" who were "complicit in Cherokee dispossession."
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Cherokee Nation citizen Rebecca Nagle slammed the presidential hopeful in a Huffington Post op-ed, urging Warren to "tell the truth" about her dark ancestral past.
According to Nagle, Warren's maiden family, the Crawfords, were allegedly “white squatters” on Cherokee land and were complicit in Native American oppression.
In a post titled “Elizabeth Warren Has Spent Her Adult Life Repeating A Lie.”
"I Want Her To Tell The Truth,” author Nagle demands that the senator confesses her ancestors' accurate links to the Native American community.
Warren’s claims of Native American heritage came to a breaking point following the results of a DNA test, which revealed that Warren possessed between 1/64th and 1/1,024 Native American ancestry.
Even so, the results suggested that her possible Native American ancestors stemmed from Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, further affirming that she possessed no ancestral roots to Cherokee Nation.