Published: Sat, October 20, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Jason Chaffetz’s attempt to mock Elizabeth Warren gets blasted online

Jason Chaffetz’s attempt to mock Elizabeth Warren gets blasted online

But she's not a member of any tribe, and many Indians take exception to anyone who claims to be part Indian without being enrolled in a tribe, especially for political purposes.

Meaning that Elizabeth Warren's DNA results show that the Democrat's Native American ancestry is roughly the same as that of the average white American and may be less. Since you resurrected the DNA issue for political gain, the opportunity for a good faith gesture presents itself: Senator, we call on you to draw upon your own personal wealth and make a substantial contribution to the cause of Native Americans. "Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage". She said she's troubled by the divisive rhetoric of President Donald Trump and politicians who support him, which distracts from debate on important topics like ballooning health-care costs.

As a black woman born in the Caribbean, I do not need a DNA test to prove my inclusion in the minority club.

Trump couldn't stop himself from shaming this con artist.

While speaking to the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in NY on Thursday, Haley told the crowd organizers had "wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test". An overture to the Native American community would give her a fresh slate with which to build a legacy and serve to clearly define her. "And Trump can say whatever he wants about me, but mocking Native Americans or any group in order to try to get at me?" Warren can not claim to be Cherokee and make it so.

Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said Monday that DNA tests are useless in determining tribal citizenship, which is determined by tribal nations. Trump, you'll recall, labeled her Pocahontas because for years, she has claimed Native American ancestry.

Tsosie says that Native American tribes possess sovereign status that hinges on their right to dictate who can enroll in a tribe and who cannot.

Warren released the DNA test widely Monday - suggesting as much as 1/64 of her DNA was from a Native American population - along with a folksy campaign video that retold a vague family story about a Native American on her mother's side. Fried said in the past that he did not mention Warren's Native American connection when he presented her case to the faculty because "I did not know about it". Two of the state's five House members - Republicans Tom Cole and Markwayne Mullin - are enrolled members of Oklahoma-based tribes.

"I feel betrayed because she wasn't". Commentators for the Washington Post and Slate, meanwhile, sidestepped the central fact of the story-namely that Warren once again looks like a fool-and preferred to insist that the "Pocahontas" nickname is somehow a racial slur. "It also shows she's a presidential contender". "Harvard Law School in the 1990s touted Warren, then a professor in Cambridge, as being Native American, '" CNN reported last November. When she worked for Harvard University Law School, she was listed as a minority professor.

"The idea that she continues to double down on this lie is the most disgusting thing to me", Mullin added.

"There's a distinction between citizenship and ancestry".

Like most of us who claim to have "a little Indian blood" in our family trees - myself included - Warren has been absent from tribal registration and other aspects of Native American life.

While there were a few Twitter users who found Chaffetz's post amusing, the reactions were largely negative, with many users calling the former politician "racist". "I'm glad to see it, because what she needs to do is come out and apologize to all of us".

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