My my my. This is fascinating.
You know how Elizabeth Warren isn’t Native American after all? 1/1024th maybe possibly? Yeah? (Seriously though– what kind of moron would publish that information and act like she proved everyone wrong? It did the actual OPPOSITE.)
Well as it turns out, she has a very interesting connection to the company that tested her DNA.
Her ex-husband founded it and “wrote one of the first computer codes for making genetic comparisons.”
Oh wait. There’s MORE.
One of the two other co-founders of his testing company, FamilyTreeDNA, has worked with Carlos Bustamante, the Stanford University geneticist who administered a DNA test at Elizabeth Warren’s request.
Bustamante, a Stanford University geneticist, conducted the test, which Elizabeth Warren used to respond to President Trump’s “Pocahontas” taunt and his mockery of her previous claim to be a Native American while a professor at Harvard Law School in the 1990s. Warren’s roll-out of the test results was widely seen as a sign that she is running for president in 2020.
Nothing to see here everyone! This is NO BIG DEAL. Total coincidence.
Bennett Greenspan, the co-founder who worked with Bustamante, “explained that it can be difficult to test for Native American ancestry because Native Americans ‘have historically been unwilling and uninterested in participating in this game of identification.'”
Bustamante is on the scientific board of Ancestry and has consulted on other projects. FamilyTreeDNA declined to answer questions about the company.
Bustamante has given no media interviews since the Elizabeth Warren test results were released.
Nothing to see here! Proceed as normal! She’s TOTES Indian! There is nothing shady here!