Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren was asked tonight about her longstanding assertions of having a Native American heritage, especially if it was "tone deaf and indicative of a lack of presidential tact."
Warren responded that she grew up in Oklahoma, and "learned about my family from my family. "
" Based on that, "Warren said," that's who I am. "
But she added that she was almost three dozen town halls – she suggested, "about what's happening to their lives every single day and what they touch like housing and education and health care."
Sh "e added," That's why I'm in this fight and I'm going to stay in I'm going to fight it out of the heart every inch of the way I will do my best. "
About these claims : Her assertions have been dogged by her political career and provided fodder for attacks by President Trump. Her use of DNA testing to confirm her limited Native roots last year was met with fierce criticism from some Native American groups.
Before Warren announced her presidential bid in January, she was also weighed by new questions over her past claims to Native American heritage. The Washington Post reported that Warren wrote in 1
The disclosure prompted yet another public Apology from Warren