McCain, as she is wont to do, pushed back against Goldberg. And she's not backing down.
Trump also claimed that Warren would not have been hired as a Harvard law professor if not for claiming to be a "person of color". "But the lies went far enough, and it's time for her to apologize to the American people and all Native Americans".
What's unclear is whether Warren's DNA gambit will allow her to put the controversy in the past, or whether it endures in jokes and political lore. Her ambition has driven her to make an unforced error that is only exacerbated by its timing.
Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, 84, tweeted a photo of himself looking at his phone, purportedly at his own DNA test results showing he has a small fraction of "T-Rex" ancestry.
"Cherokee can be white, they can be of Indian descent, they can be black", Barnes said.
With much fanfare, she announced on Monday that an analysis of DNA tests by a Stanford professor concluded she could have between 1/64th and 1/1024th Native American blood.
The Massachusetts Democrat and potential 2020 presidential contender challenged Trump to make good on his pledge to donate $1m to charity if she provided proof of Native American heritage, a moment that was caught on video. "It certainly was offensive to me". It seems she has no one with whom to celebrate her proud heritage.
Opinion on Warren was not monolithic.
Warren has faced criticism since the Herald first reported in 2012 that she had identified herself as a minority - specifically an Indian with Cherokee and DE roots - while working as a professor.
Critics of Ms. Warren say she used claims of American Indian ancestry to better her chances of gaining employment at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania.
"That would be, like, terrible", the hawkish lawmaker said. I wish I had been more mindful of that distinction. "But my family history is my family history". The goal was to free up more "excess" land for white settlers expanding westward and to accelerate the Indians' assimilation into American society.
It wasn't until her 2012 Senate campaign that it was revealed she claimed minority status at universities where she worked.
Mullin is one of two Native Americans who serve in Congress. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) is a member of the Chickasaw Nation.
Carlson said that Democrats refused to take on Kavanaugh on his jurisprudence, instead deciding to attack him with scurrilous claims.
Kurt Bardella is a HuffPost columnist and a former spokesman for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, U.S. Sen. "It's really actively being a part of that culture".