Rep. Mullin: Sen. Warren's Claims 'Disgusting' to Native Americans

Rep. Mullin: Sen. Warren's Claims 'Disgusting' to Native Americans

President Donald Trump has been asking for Warren's DNA results, claiming that the senator was lying about her ancestral connection to Native Americans.

But Warren's evidence of an unknown Native American ancestor is significant enough for her to demand that President Trump pay up on a challenge he sarcastically issued at a July political rally in Montana for her to take a DNA test. "Senator Elizabeth Warren does not claim to be a citizen of any tribal nation, and she is not a citizen of the Eastern Band", Eastern Band Principal Chief Richard Sneed told the outlet. Just bad leaders", he said, to which Graham responded: "Yeah, bad leaders.

"If she gets the nomination in the debate where I was going to have her tested", Trump said.

"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?" Warren has previously said that she checked a box to list herself as a minority in professional listings at her university from 1986 to 1995 in order to connect with "people like me".

"Why don't you come back in a couple of weeks and we'll take a look, we'll find out who you really are", Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy said, according to Newsweek. "I have some questions for Elizabeth Warren", a tribe member reacts to Sen.

When asked by reporters on Monday whether he would make good on his pledge, the United States president said he "didn't say that".

Still, Republicans generally, and Trump specifically, have seized on Warren's claims of indigenous ancestry to paint her as a fraud and opportunist.

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Claiming Native American heritage is an especially sensitive matter in Oklahoma because of the state's history as a relocation spot for Indians who were forced to move from other regions in the 1800s.

In 2016, The Washington Post wrote that "we found that Warren's relying on family lore rather than official documentation to make an ethnic claim raised serious concerns about Warren's judgment". He says she should apologize.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs discourages the use of DNA tests in trying to prove ancestry from a specific federally recognized tribe - something Warren said she was not attempting to do.

Trump, who refers to Warren as "Pocahontas", seized on the conclusion in a series of tweets Tuesday.

Some Democrats have also criticized Warren's timing on releasing the report - just weeks before the midterm elections on November 6, when the party hopes to capitalize on a backlash against Trump to make inroads into the GOP's majorities in Congress.

"I'll only do it if I can test her personally", the president told reporters Monday evening. "OK?"

"That will not be something I enjoy doing either", he added. "This is the thing you've been obsessed about for years", Trevor Noah said on "The Daily Show".

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