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Could a DNA Test Cost Elizabeth Warren a Shot at the White House


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  • Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has made it very clear that she is considering a run for the White House in 2020. But will a DNA test and her public handling for her Native American heritage cost her the Democratic nomination?
  • Nearly two months after taking a DNA test that proved she does have a relatively small amount of Native American heritage, progressives and liberals alike reportedly doubt whether Warren can handle the bright lights of a presidential campaign.
  • According to the New York Times, advisers close to Warren say she has concerns about whether her relationships with Native Americans can ever fully be repaired. Other outside advisers believe an apology should be given by Warren to repair the damage.


  • Is Warren the right voice for the Democratic Party of the future?
  • Should she continue to focus her energy on impacting the Senate?


Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) DNA test was such a fiasco, her advisers and even the far-left New York Times are worried that “the lingering cloud has only darkened over [their] presidential campaign.”

“More worrisome to supporters of Ms. Warren’s presidential ambitions,” the Times writes, is that “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.”

“Advisers close to Ms. Warren say that she has expressed private concern that her relationships with Native American groups and her own standing with progressive activists, especially those who are racial minorities, may have been damaged.”

The Times adds, “Many external advisors are even more concerned: they say that they believe that a plan should be put in place to repair the damage, possibly including a strong apology.”

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