Warren took DNA test to help rebuild ‘trust in government’

Elias Hubbard
October 23, 2018

"Senator, when we spoke in March for an interview and I asked you about whether or not you would take a DNA test, you told me that you believed that the issue of your Native American heritage had been settled", WGBY radio personality and debate moderator Carrie Saldo said.

Journalist Carrie Saldo, the debate moderator, asked Warren why she chose to release the results of her DNA test when she said months ago in an interview that the issue of her ancestry was "settled".

Warren shared the results last week with The Boston Globe.

At the debate in Springfield, Warren said she believes one way to rebuild trust in government is by posting her full family history online so "anybody can take a look".

The results reveal "strong evidence" that Warren - who is called "Pocahontas" by President Trump - had a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations.

"I don't care what percentage she claims to be Native American; I just care that I'm 100 percent for MA and will be working for the people of this state", he said.

Warren is a potential 2020 candidate for president and is running for her second six-year term representing MA in the Senate.

Warren has been a frequent critic of Trump. The debate is sponsored by the Western Massachusetts Media Consortium.

In any case, Diehl argued that Warren doesn't want to be a MA senator anymore and is only looking ahead to run for president.

Independent candidate Shiva Ayyadurai is also on the ballot.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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