“Take the spit test,’ a liberal newspaper urges Massachusetts Democrat
Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren is facing pressure in Massachusetts to take a DNA test in order to answer once and for all the longstanding question of whether she’s really a Native American.
The Berkshire Eagle, a Massachusetts newspaper that endorsed her in 2012, called Tuesday on Ms. Warren to “screw up her courage and take the spit test,” warning that otherwise the issue will dog her throughout her 2018 reelection campaign and any future presidential bid.
“Were she to test positive for Native American DNA, it would permanently resolve the issue — while possibly shutting down President Trump,” said the Eagle in an editorial.
Even if the test shows no Cherokee ancestry, “it would be an opportunity for the senator to perform an act rarely seen among politicians: an admission of her error and a full-throated apology to Native American tribes and anyone else offended by her spurious claim,” said the newspaper.
“By facing the truth and taking responsibility for it, she would disarm her enemies and show potential voters that she was human and capable of mistakes, just like them,” the editorial said.