Sen. Warren DNA Results Show 'Strong Evidence' Of Native American Heritage


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Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren is releasing results of a DNA test that provides strong evidence she has Native American ancestry in her family tree.

Stanford Professor Carlos Bustamante, who analyzed Warren's DNA, says the results support the existence of Warren's ancestry dating back six to ten generations. Her campaign posted the study on her website, where it can be read here.

The unprecedented move comes as President Trump continues to mock Warren's claim of heritage by calling her "Pocahantas" at several recent rallies. It included a page full of documents on her campaign website, and a video released Monday morning:

On Twitter, Sen. Warren recalled that President Trump said he'd give $1 million to the charity of Warren's choice if she could prove her ancestry. She is calling on Trump to make his donation to the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center.

Warren's Republican senate opponent Geoff Diehl questions the timing of Warren's announcement.

"I just wonder why she took this long to get this information out there," Diehl said. "But it seems like it's timed more to cover up for an article that came out yesterday in the Washington Post that shows that she has a very extensive campaign team put together to work for a 2020 presidential bid ... she's not focused on Massachusetts, but seems to be more focused on running for the presidency."

WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller says the report won't change much politically. 

"The people that have been obsessed with this narrative that she lied about her Native American heritage, and that she used that lie to advance her career, aren't going to give it up now," Keller said. "It was about demonizing a political opponent, Warren in this case, as the other--as a minority group member, as someone who can't be trusted."

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Doug Cope (@dcopewbz) reports


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