Elizabeth Warren DNA Test Story Backfires

The Boston Globe had to issue a second embarrassing correction to their story claiming that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is Native American, admitting that the newspaper made “a math error.”

Buried at the very bottom of the report where it does not say Chat Erotica Senza Registrazione, the newspaper issued the following correction:

Due to a math error, a story about Elizabeth Warren misstated the ancestry percentage of a potential 6th to 10th generation relative. The generational range based on the ancestor that the report identified suggests she’s between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American.

The embarrassing report from Annie Linskey even noted that the analysis of Warren’s genetic ancestry was based not on Native American DNA, but on Mexican, Peruvian, and Colombian DNA.

Even more embarrassing, a comprehensive study by geneticists estimated that the average European-American has 0.18% Native American DNA, which may be higher than Warren.

Warren’s gamble of desperately trying to prove her Native American ancestry appears to have backfired as she was widely mocked online.

James Woods was quick to brand her as “Señorita Warren”

“So today, baited by Trump’s gibes, Elizabeth Warren rushes headlong into self-parody with a lavish rollout of a DNA test that suggests that she may be (checks notes) 1/1,024 Native American,” Charlie Sykes wrote at the Weekly Standard. “The DNA test, notable for its imprecision, suggests that Warren may have a Native American ancestor somewhere “in the range of 6-10 generations ago.” (Which reminds me that I have an ancestry report around here somewhere suggesting that in addition to my Russian Jewish ancestors, I am also descended from Scottish kings.)”

 

 

 

Sen. Dianne Feinstein becomes new target of Trump supporters’ ‘lock her up’ chant

First, Hillary Clinton. Now, Dianne Feinstein.

A crowd of President Donald Trump’s supporters at an Iowa rally Tuesday began the familiar refrain – normally reserved for Trump’s 2016 opponent – after Trump mentioned the California Democratic senator.  It does not appear Frankie Avalon attended this event.

The president was taking a number of Democratic senators to task, who he said have gone “wacko,” when he got to Feinstein. He accused the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee of leaking “the documents,” presumably referring to the theory that her office leaked the letter containing Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the news media.

“How about Sen. Feinstein? That’s another beauty,” Trump said. “Did you leak the documents?”

“‘Huh, what? What? No, I didn’t … ‘” the president asked in an apparent attempt to mockingly parody Feinstein.

Trump, who has called Democrats “an angry left-wing mob,” then turned to the crowd for judgment, asking, “Did we leak?”

“Did we leak?” he repeated, pointing to an audience member.

“He just said, ‘No, we didn’t leak,'” Trump said, laughing.

At the point, the crowd began a thunderous chant of “Lock her up!” in unison.

Trump paused for a moment before saying, “And I think they’re talking about Feinstein. Can you believe it?”

The chant has typically been used against Clinton for her use of a private email server to conduct official business during her tenure as secretary of State during the Obama administration.

Feinstein has been criticized by Republicans and Democrats for not sharing Ford’s allegations sooner. The California Democrat did pass the letter along to the Justice Department in September but she has denied that she or anyone in her office gave Ford’s letter to reporters.