Warren says she has no intention of running for U.S. presidency

Sen. Elizabeth Warren responded to President Trump's latest attack by bringing up native women who are victims of sexual violence

A MA newspaper has challenged Warren to clear up questions about her claims to Native American heritage by taking a DNA test.

"What I am telling you is I am in these fights every day for the people of MA and for the people across this country", Ms. Warren said, adding, "I am in this fight to retain my Senate seat in 2018, that's where I'm focused, that's where I'm going to stay focused, I'm not running for president".

President Trump most recently mocked Warren by referring to her as "Pocahontas" on Saturday. Her father's family, Warren said, was opposed to his marrying Warren's mother because she was part Native American, and the couple went on to make it through "hard times" and raise her and her three brothers.

However, Warren's reflection of her heritage remains based on what she was told by her parents. "My mother's family was part Native American".

Warren's claims of Cherokee and Delaware Indian heritage became a subject of controversy in 2012 when it was revealed she had no documented proof, instead saying she relied on family lore to substantiate her ancestry claims. I understand that tribal membership is determined by tribes - and only by tribes. "Never got any benefit from it anywhere".

Warren has been a rumored potential 2020 candidate, though on Saturday she denied that she plans to run.

Warren has acknowledged telling Harvard and her previous employer, the University of Pennsylvania, of her Native American heritage, but only after she had been hired.

In an interview on NBC's "Meet The Press", the Massachusetts Senator shut down requests to prove her Native American roots. And never used it for anything. "They call her Pocahontas". "It's a part of me and nobody's going to take that part of me away".

"It could maybe put that issue to rest", Archilla said, "but I think a lot of people just have issues with Elizabeth Warren in general".

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