She may try to dodge the “Pocahontas” questions but it appears her faux Native American heritage will haunt her throughout the campaign process.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is in Iowa and right off the bat, had to address questions about why she took a DNA test.
Elizabeth Warren: "I’m not a person of color. I’m not a citizen of a tribe. Tribal citizenship is very different from ancestry. Tribes and only tribes determine tribal citizenship and I respect that difference." https://t.co/l2VbG1W2y2 pic.twitter.com/vJ2eVceYfp
— The Hill (@thehill) January 6, 2019
Warren responded to the question by saying, “”I’m glad you asked that question. I genuinely am and I’m glad for us to have a chance to talk about it,” Warren started out in her response. “I am not a person of color. I am not a citizen of a tribe. Tribal citizenship is very different from ancestry.”
She then went on to say that Republicans have hurled racial slurs and “a lot of ugly stuff” at her, then promptly blamed President Trump for the fuss over her DNA test.