https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/us/p ... e=HomepageElizabeth Warren Stands by DNA Test. But Around Her, Worries Abound.
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has defended the decision to take a DNA test showing Native American ancestry.
By Astead W. Herndon
Dec. 6, 2018
WASHINGTON — The plan was straightforward: After years of being challenged by President Trump and others about a decades-old claim of Native American ancestry, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts would take a DNA test to prove her stated family origins in the Cherokee and Delaware tribes.
But nearly two months after Ms. Warren released the test results and drew hostile reactions from prominent tribal leaders, the lingering cloud over her likely presidential campaign has only darkened. Conservatives have continued to ridicule her. More worrisome to supporters of Ms. Warren’s presidential ambitions, she has yet to allay criticism from grass-roots progressive groups, liberal political operatives and other potential 2020 allies who complain that she put too much emphasis on the controversial field of racial science — and, in doing so, played into Mr. Trump’s hands.
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