TheHill: Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) suggested Monday that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) could take a DNA test in order prove her claims that she is part Native American.
Brown, who lost his reelection race to Warren in 2012, made the recommendation during a Republican National Committee call about Warren’s appearance alongside Hillary Clinton on the presidential campaign trail Monday.
“First of all, as we all know, she’s not Native American. She’s not 1/32nd. She has no Native American background except for what her family told her,” Brown said, according to The Washington Examiner.
“The easy answer, as you all know, is that Harvard and [the University of Pennsylvania] can release the records. She can authorize the release of those records. She can take a DNA test. She can release the records herself.”
The issue first came up during the 2012 race, when Warren foes uncovered that she had referred to herself as a minority professor during her stint at Harvard University. She defended her identification by noting that she had always been told she was part Cherokee, but she did not offer proof.
Brown went on to tie Clinton to Warren’s assertion, accusing them both of trying to flout the rules. more