Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is rejecting a MA newspaper's suggestion that she take a DNA test to prove her Native American heritage.
Warren, a senator from MA says she will focus on winning re-election this year and representing the people of MA.
Does that get under your skin when he does that, and do you want to run for president in 2020? Despite slander from the President, Warren remains passionate in her fight for social justice for the Native American community. "I never used it to advance my career", she reportedly told the organization.
"That's the story that my brothers and I all learned from our Mom and our Dad, from our grandparents and all of our aunts and uncles".
Warren has acknowledged telling Harvard and her previous employer, the University of Pennsylvania, of her Native American heritage, but only after she had been hired. "My mother's family was part Native American".
She told the National Congress of American Indians last month that she understands why some think "there's hay to be made" over questions surrounding her Native American ancestry claims, noting her family members won't be found on any rolls and she's not enrolled in a tribe.
Cedric Cromwell is tribal council chairman for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, which has tried for years to persuade federal officials that it qualifies to have more than 300 acres of land in MA taken into trust.
The Massachusetts Senator was interviewed on today;s episode of NBC's Meet the Press.
"If I don't win the election, [news] ratings are going to go so far down, they'll be out of business, every one of them".
"Would you be willing to take a DNA test to put this issue to rest?"