Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Warren says she has no intention of running for United States presidency

Warren says she has no intention of running for United States presidency

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is rejecting a MA newspaper's suggestion that she take a DNA test to prove her Native American heritage.

Earlier today Jazz wrote about Elizabeth Warren's semi-commitment that she's not running for president in 2020.

Warren had tried to deal with the issue in a speech last month to the National Congress of American Indians, vowing to use the attacks to "lift up" native peoples every time she is attacked.

Last week, an editorial in the Berkshire Eagle called on the senior senator from MA to take a DNA test to finally put the issue to rest, stating she has "nothing to lose but her Achilles' heel. So, in 1932, when Mother was 19 and Daddy had just turned 20, they eloped".

Warren has yet to fully answer whether she used a claim of Native American heritage to help her academic career, said Beth Lindstrom, a Republican hoping to unseat her.

CNN's Jim Acosta asked Sen. "It's a part of me, and nobody's going to take that part of me away". During her interview, Warren went into more detail about her ancestry. "Never used it for anything. 'My family's story is deeply a part of me and a part of our brothers". "Never got any benefit from it anywhere", Warren said.

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Warren has been discussed as a possible 2020 presidential candidate but has said she is focused on winning re-election in November.

Trump referred to Warren as "Pocahontas" at the rally, a derogatory reference to her controversial claims of Cherokee heritage.

Warren then said that "more than half of all native women have been the victims of sexual violence", and the "United States government does nothing about that".

On "Meet the Press", Warren repeated the back story of how her parents met in Oklahoma where Warren grew up, indicating she has no reason to doubt her family's oral history.

A directory of law professors listed Warren as a minority from 1986 to 1995, just before she joined Harvard Law School. "I did not mention her Native American connection because I did not know about it".

In an op-ed titled, "Taking a DNA test could solve at least one of Elizabeth Warren's political problems", Vennochi took a pot shot at Trump as she acknowledged that the issue must be dealt with.

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