Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the rare step Monday of releasing DNA test results examining her possible Native American ancestry, in apparent response to persistent criticism from President Trump and other Republicans.
The results, as shared with The Boston Globe, reportedly reveal "strong evidence" the Massachusetts senator had a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations. At the same time, the report could embolden critics by showing only trace amounts of that heritage -- which Republicans have charged she used to advance her career at Harvard.
Fox News Radio's Guy Benson and Marie Harf debate what the results of Senator Warren's DNA test mean.
"It's offensive to me that people think they can adjudicate what heritage is acceptable or authentic and what isn't...If you watch this video it is clear that this is her family's story and they're proud of it and maybe you shouldn't tell them that they shouldn't be. Let them have their story." - Marie Harf
"I'm deeply uncomfortable with what Elizabeth Warren has done here... She was never a Native American until 1986 when she gets hired into the ivy leagues and then keeps saying she's a Native American until she gets tenure at Harvard and then walks away. She wants us to believe that it was a coincidence, which it of course was not." - Guy Benson