Elizabeth Warren’s recent DNA stunt was a complete disaster. Now she’s trying to put a new spin on it by saying she did it to rebuild trust in government. It’s a positively absurd suggestion. You couldn’t make this up.
The Associated Press reports:
Warren took DNA test to help rebuild “trust in government”
Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that she changed her mind recently and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans’ trust in government is “at an all-time low” and she wanted to help rebuild it by being transparent.
The incumbent Massachusetts senator spoke at her second debate against Republican state Rep. Geoff Diehl in the U.S. Senate race.
She was asked by a moderator why she had said, in March, that no DNA test was needed to prove she had some Native American heritage. She said she ultimately took the test, reporting the result last week that showed a relative six to 10 generations ago was Native American.
Ultimately, she said, she took a DNA test because she believes one way to rebuild trust in government is by posting her full family history online “so anybody can take a look. … I believe one way that we try to rebuild confidence is through transparency.”
Who does she think she’s fooling? Us or herself?