Warren said her parents were born in Oklahoma and that her father's family was concerned about his relationship with Warren's mother, who was part Native American.
Some on the left and right are calling on Senator Elizabeth Warren to take a DNA test to straighten out questions about Native American heritage; radio host Howie Carr weighs in. That's where I'm going to stay focused.
"Let me tell you the story of my family".
The President came under fire when he referred to Warren as "Pocahontas" past year during a Navajo war veterans event at the White House. The kiss of death in a reelection campaign is to say you're going to try for another post once you get reelected.
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Warren, during an interview on WGBY-TV's "Connecting Point", largely dismissed a Berkshire Eagle editorial's call for her to "take the spit test" and set the record straight on whether or not she has Native American ancestry.
"I know who I am, and never used [my heritage] for anything, never got any benefit from it anywhere", she said on "Meet the Press".
"I am not running for president of the United States", she said.
"Therefore, we offer a simple suggestion that could not even have been contemplated when Warren first listed her heritage on an employment form". Todd again asked Warren. Saying, "I am not running" is a statement in the present tense and simply means that she's not running today.
"I know who I am", Warren tartly responded. Warren is both a lawyer and a politician, so you have to listen very carefully to how she phrases things. "That is just fundamentally wrong". We need to bring some attention to it and we need to put some resources on it.
'Native women are subjected to sexual violence at rates much higher than any other group in our country.