Warren Claims DNA Test Proves Native American Heritage

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren released DNA test results Monday examining her possible Native American ancestry that reportedly reveal “strong evidence” she had a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations, but critics note the heritage is insignificant.

According to the analysis, if Warren’s great-great-great-grandmother were Native American, she would be considered 1/32 Native American. Should Warren’s ancestor date back 10 generations, she would be only 1/1,024 Native American.

“To put that in perspective, Warren might even be less Native American than the average European American,” Republican National Committee Deputy Communications Director Mike Reed said in an email, while saying this would “not give you the right to claim minority status.”