Warren Says She's Not Running in 2020
Senator Elizabeth Warren told CNN: "I am not running for president in 2020." In perhaps related news, Warren has declined to take a DNA test to establish once and for all how much -- if any -- Native American blood she has in her.
Acosta also asked if she gets upset when President Donald Trump refers to her as "Pocahontas."
"It's about my family's story. Because my family's story is deeply a part of me and a part of my brothers," Warren said. "It's what we learned from our parents. It's what we learned from our grandparents. It's what we learned from our aunts and uncles.
"I went to speak to Native American tribal leaders and I made a promise to them that every time President Trump wants to try to throw out some kind of racial slur, he wants to attack me, I'm going to use it as a chance to lift up their stories," she added.
The left loves science -- as long as it serves their political purposes. Otherwise, not so much.
Warren doesn't want to find out how much Native American ancestry she has because no matter what the percentage is, it won't be enough for most people. Besides, for the left, the issue isn't DNA. In an age when you can claim you're any sex you want, you can also call yourself black even if you're white and Native American even if it's based on family legends.
Her explanation for not taking the DNA test is dishonest.
“I know who I am. And never used it for anything. Never got any benefit from it anywhere,” Warren said of her ancestry on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
The Massachusetts Democrat has been under increased pressure to provide evidence of her Native American roots, with President Trump repeatedly mocking her as “Pocahontas” as recently as Saturday.
An editorial this month in Massachusetts’s Berkshire Eagle urged Warren to buy a DNA test for $99 to resolve the issue once and for all.
“All the senator needs to do is spit into a tube, wait a few weeks and get her answer,” the paper said.
Asked whether she’d take an ancestry test, Warren said she wants to hold onto the folklore of her parents’ love story.
“My mother and daddy were born and raised in Oklahoma,” Warren said. “My daddy first saw my mother when they were both teenagers. He fell in love with this tall, quiet girl who played the piano. Head over heels. But his family was bitterly opposed to their relationship because she was part Native American. They eventually eloped.”
How nice. But the claim she makes about never using it for anything and not getting any benefits is belied by the fact that at both Pennsylvania University and Harvard, she told administrators she had Native American ancestors.