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Jon Tester Says Warren’s DNA Stunt Doesn’t ‘Pass the Test’

“She kind of fell into the trap of the orange man who says I’ll give your charity a million dollars if you prove that your native,” one Tester event attendee said.

By NTK Staff | 10.30.2018 @2:00pm
Jon Tester Says Warren’s DNA Stunt Doesn’t ‘Pass the Test’

Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) is focused on reelection with just seven days to go until Election Day. But when the topic of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test came up during an event at Rocky Boy’s Reservation on Monday, the Democrat didn’t back down.

“I don’t think that would pass the test, no,” he said, according to The Hill’s Alexander Bolton.

Earlier this month, Warren published the results of a DNA test, showing her to be anywhere from 0.1 percent to 1.6 percent Native American and touting this as proof of her Native American ancestry.

Tester wasn’t the only one not convinced by Warren’s stunt. James Swan, who lives on Rocky Boy’s Reservation, said Warren shouldn’t have released her DNA results:

“She kind of fell into the trap of the orange man who says I’ll give your charity a million dollars if you prove that your native. We have bigger fish to fry than whether she’s native or not,” he said, referring to Trump, who regularly mocks Warren as Pocahontas.

“I think she was sick of being called Pocahontas and I think she made a mistake. Now it’s just going to be worse,” he added. “If she tries to run, which I think she will, he’s just going to keep at it. I think she fell for his trap.”

More importantly than Warren’s DNA results, nearly everyone at the event agreed there were more important issues facing the Native American people today. Those issues include poverty, health services, and access to clean water, as well as the growing issue of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Tester is facing Republican Matt Rosendale in the Montana Senate race, and President Trump is scheduled to appear in Bozeman to support Rosendale on Saturday.

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