- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 17, 2019

A video that Sen. Elizabeth Warren once touted as proof of her Native American roots has been deleted from her Twitter feed.

The Massachusetts Democrat started out the week by tweeting on the need to respect “Native communities” and by Wednesday her year-old tweet excoriating President Trump for “attacks on our [family’s] heritage” was gone.

The deletion was first reported by The Washington Free Beacon.

“The Republican Party spotlighted the anniversary [of her tweet] with a blog post, calling the presidential candidate’s revelation ‘a spectacular failure to placate the criticism that she lied about her heritage. Warren took a DNA test and we learned this gem: She was 1/1024th Native American,’ ” the website reported.

Ms. Warren previously scrubbed the video from her campaign website in August.

“Now, the president likes to call my mom a liar,” the senator says in the video, which still exists on YouTube. “What do the facts say.”

“The facts suggest that you absolutely have a Native American ancestor in your pedigree,” replies Dr. Carlos Bustamante, a professor of genetics at Stanford.

In March, however, Ms. Warren told CNN’s “The Axe Files” that she never should have identified as a Native American for the State Bar of Texas in 1986.

Why did you check those boxes, because obviously, that’s a very small part of your lineage? 1/32nd or something, so why did you do it?” David Axelrod asked. “The universities kind of fudged and used you for their own purposes.”

“I shouldn’t have done it,” the senator replied. “I’m not a person of color. I am not a citizen of a tribe, but what I try to do is be a good friend of Native Americans.”

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