Et tu, Lalo? Elizabeth Warren has never applied for membership in any Native American tribe, has never sought special privilege or benefit from her family history, and has merely passed on family lore that was handed down to her and supported by what little objective evidence there is.
FACTS that no one has disputed:
1. Warren has only repeated the family lore she heard growing up in Oklahoma, where Indigenous tribes were nearby and intermarriage was common, that she had ONE specific NAMED indigenous American ancestor (O.C. Sarah Smith), her maternal great-great-great-grandmother.
2. Because of that single ethnic “impurity” in her mother’s distant background, her father’s family rejected her mother. Her mother and father eloped anyway, and her father remained estranged from his family.
3. Warren has told this story all her life, to explain her visceral repudiation of racism. But she has NEVER attempted to claim tribal affiliation or any kind of benefit whatsoever.
4. The DNA test is 100% consistent with Warren’s claim of ONE SINGLE indigenous American ancestor five generations earlier who is identified and has a name.
If the DNA test “backfired,” it is only because her actual claim has been distorted and misrepresented (read: LIED ABOUT) by dishonest liars trying to demean her but who can’t address her at the level of issues.
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