Elizabeth Warren seeks to put 'Pocahontas' barbs behind her

1/27/2018- Roxbury MA- Malden High School- Senator Elizabeth Warren hosted her first town hall of the new year on Sunday afternoon

1/27/2018- Roxbury MA- Malden High School- Senator Elizabeth Warren hosted her first town hall of the new year on Sunday afternoon

Sen. Elizabeth Warren batted down calls for her to take a DNA test to prove her Native American heritage in an interview that aired Sunday.

Last week, an editorial in the Berkshire Eagle called on the senior senator from MA to take a DNA test to finally put the issue to rest, stating she has "nothing to lose but her Achilles' heel".

Jeffrey Berry, a professor of American politics and political behavior at Tufts University, said no speech will make the narrative go away, in part because conservative groups and Trump enjoy taunting her.

Host John Roberts asked Warren about the much-discussed projections that the Massachusetts Democrat would seek to unseat President Donald Trump.

President Trump most recently mocked Warren by referring to her as "Pocahontas" on Saturday.

"I am in this fight to retain my Senate seat in 2018", Warren said. I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead.

As Trump continues to use a "racial slur" against her, she'll continue to use the opportunity to urge the federal government to put more resources to help tribes, including to combat sexual violence.

The senator, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential contender, has faced public questions over her citing of family stories to claim Cherokee and Delaware Indian heritage since her first bid for office, in 2012.

CNN's Jim Acosta asked Sen. She's making a cynical political play to have Native Americans back her story whether it's true or not.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren refused to say whether she would serve a full six-year term if reelected to the Senate this year under persistent questioning from NBC's Chuck Todd.

"Her Indian heritage claims have the potential to be a wildfire, but it will take one of her primary opponents raising it to strike the match", Gray said.

Trump's tariffs, which he announced last Thursday, were met with swift opposition from numerous president's fellow Republicans who say they will harm the economy.

"I think that our trade deals have been negotiated for a very, very long time now to benefit large, multinational corporations, not to benefit the American worker", she said.

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