Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) scored an own goal on Monday when she unleashed a study on her DNA test results to supposedly back her longstanding dubious claims of Native American heritage. However, it was revealed that Warren is as white as snow, possibly only 1/1024th Native American.
While most of the mainstream media worked overtime to spin for Warren, an MSNBC anchor wasn't able to keep up with the cover-up. Mocking Warren's self-own, MSNBC's Craig Melvin quipped that he's likely "just as Native American as she is."
"Did she gain anything by putting out the DNA test results?" Melvin asked Boston Globe reporter Annie Linskey. "Best I can gather, according to your paper’s reporting, she’s 1/1,000th, something like that."
"I think I might be just as Native Amerian as she is," said Melvin.
Even Linskey conceded that Warren was going "pretty far back" to corroborate her Native claims. (Warren is on video claiming her mother is part-Cherokee and part-Delaware.)
"She has a native American ancestor who was somewhere between ten and six generations back in her family,” Linskey said. "So that's going pretty far back. I don't know who my great-great-great-great grandmother or grandfather is."
"This is the first actual documentary proof of this thing that she’s been saying, which is that she had stories of Native American lore in her family," the reporter added.
Warren has been rightly mocked for her clearly fraudulent career-boosting claims of Native heritage all over the Internet. In fact, many people from the Native American community have scolded Warren over the debacle. Notably, the Cherokee Nation said Warren's DNA test was "useless" and "inappropriate."