A former Republican member of the House of Representatives spectacularly trolled a 1/1024th Native American Senator in a hilarious photo taken at Disneyland.
“At Disneyland today with Senator Elizabeth Warren,” former Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah Tweeted.
At Disneyland today with Senator Elizabeth Warren pic.twitter.com/37rvaSOVGl
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) October 18, 2018
Monday morning, Sen. Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren (D-Mass.) tried to best President Donald J. Trump, who has been railing against her for lying about her Native American “heritage.” She released the results of a DNA test, a stunt which backfired miserably. The results showed that she was anywhere between 1/32nd and 1/1024th Native, neither of which would qualify her to join a Native tribe.
By Monday evening, the Cherokee Nation had rebuked Warren. Big League Politics reported:
The Cherokee Indian Tribe has responded to the Sen. Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren’s (D-Mass.) claim that a DNA test proves her Native American heritage, and they are not happy.
The statement reads:
“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. Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation. Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well-documented and whose heritage is proven. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”
Other Republicans have gotten in on the fun, mocking Warren for her outrageous claims.
“These DNA test are quite something,” Tweeted Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), attaching fake DNA test results describing himself as 1/1024th T-Rex.
These DNA tests are quite something. pic.twitter.com/tCHmW7pJbj
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) October 15, 2018
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he will take a DNA test to see whether he is more Native American than Warren.
“I’ve been told that my grandmother was part Cherokee Indian. It may all be just talk, but you’re gonna find out in a couple of weeks because I’m gonna take this test,” Graham said on Fox and Friends in a Tuesday interview.
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