The Democratic U.S. Senator, Elizabeth Warren, released the results of her DNA test amid past “Pochohantas” comments made by President Donald Trump about her alleged Indian heritage.
Many of her Democratic colleagues did not take kindly to her release of the DNA results. The DNA test results show that Warren has between .09 and 1.6 percent Native American ancestry. Her break down of the results appear to be similar of most whites in America, according to researchers cited in the New York Times.
Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, Jim Messina, tweeted, “Argue the substance all you want, but why 22 days before a crucial election where we MUST win house and senate to save America, why did @SenWarren have to do her announcement now? Why can’t Dems ever stay focused???”
Argue the substance all you want, but why 22 days before a crucial election where we MUST win house and senate to save America, why did @SenWarren have to do her announcement now? Why can’t Dems ever stay focused???
— Jim Messina (@Messina2012) October 15, 2018
Obama’s chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod, tweeted
Pretty extraordinary video to surface even before you enter the race. It says:
1)@SenWarren is 100% running.
2)She thinks this Pocahontas crap is a potential problem.
3)She wants to dispose of it now, lest she be Birtherized.
The risk I’m sure she considered? This elevates it. https://t.co/zzxVFdL00C
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) October 15, 2018
Warren may potentially be a candidate for president against Trump in 2020.
The Cherokee Nation also sent out a statement saying, “A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America,” said Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr.
With three weeks before the mid-term elections, many Democrats felt the decision to release the results to the public was a misstep for Democrats to pick up seats in the House and the Senate.
Warren came to Georgia last week to campaign for Democratic candidate for governor, Stacey Abrams. Abrams who recently came under fire by the Georgia Republican Party and her opponent, Brian Kemp, for her remarks of possibly allowing illegal aliens to be a part of Georgia’s election process.
Abrams remarks were made at a campaign event, with Elizebeth Warren present, said that the “blue wave” includes all types of people “documented and undocumented” which garnered criticism for the Georgia Republican Party stating the Abrams is “too extreme for Georgia.”
The campaign told the Washington Free Beacon that Kemp is taking Abrams’ comments “out of context” to distract from Kemp’s alleged voter suppression of 53,000 Georgia voters as Kemp currently oversees the state’s elections systems as Secretary of State.
“Kemp is running scared because he knows that Georgians are increasingly excited to vote for Stacey Abrams, and they aren’t going to let him steal this election or their futures,” Abigail Collazo said to the Free Beacon.
Kemp leads Abrams in the latest Real Clear Politics average by 2 percent.
Early voting is underway in Georgia from October 15th through Nov. 2nd. Election day is Nov. 6th.