Jason Chaffetz Posts Photo With Native American Statue Dubbed ‘Elizabeth Warren’
Former Utah Rep. and current Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz posted a photo with Native American statue he dubbed “Elizabeth Warren” Thursday, trolling the senator for her claim to Native American heritage.
Chaffetz posted a photo with a wooden Indian with the caption “At Disneyland today with Senator Elizabeth Warren.”
At Disneyland today with Senator Elizabeth Warren pic.twitter.com/37rvaSOVGl
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) October 18, 2018
The political world was stunned and bewildered Monday when Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren released the results of a DNA test that she took under pressure from President Trump and Republicans to prove her Indian heritage.
The release of the results seem to have created more problems than it solved for Warren. Warren released her heritage results showing that she may have between 1/64 and 1/1,024 Native American DNA. That means Warren may have statistically less Indian DNA than the average white American.
The Cherokee Nation issued a blistering statement calling Warren’s decision“wrong,” saying it “makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens.”
Chaffetz was chairman of the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform before announcing his retirement from congress in 2017 and becoming a Fox News contributor.