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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 graciously declined request from a MA media outlet challenging her to take a DNA test in order to prove her Native American heritage.

The senator's heritage, which she has brought up at public events, has been questioned by critics, and has been a source of mockery for President Donald Trump, who refers to her "Pocahontas".

The Massachusetts Democrat appeared to pushed back on calls in her home state to test whether she's actually part Native American, a claim President Trump has used against her in recent years. "I know who I am", Warren said Sunday on NBC News' "Meet the Press", in comments carried by the Hill.

Warren doesn't want to find out how much Native American ancestry she has because no matter what the percentage is, it won't be enough for most people. "It's a part of me, and nobody's going to take that part of me away".

Rather than address that question specifically, Warren told a story about how her mother and father, born and raised in Oklahoma, met as teenagers and fell head-over-heels in love. That doesn't rule out that she won't eventually run for president, and her interviewer, CNN's Jim Acosta, should have noticed this and nailed her down as to whether she WILL run for president.

"This isn't a Democrats or Republicans or blue states or red states" issue, Warren said.

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"Never got any benefit from it anywhere", Warren said of her ancestry.

"Were she to test positive for Native American DNA, it would permanently resolve the issue - while possibly shutting down President Trump".

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is not interested in challenging President Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Saying, "I am not running" is a statement in the present tense and simply means that she's not running today.

While the senator said she never used her heritage claim to get ahead, she has been found listed as minority faculty in university directories. "I did not mention her Native American connection because I did not know about it".

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. Of course, she later went on to jump into the 2008 primary and, after losing, still bailed out on her job to take Barack Obama's Secretary of State offer. Do you think that he is being disrespectful to Native Americans when he does that? "More than half of all native women have been the victims of sexual violence", she said.

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