NRA spokeswoman to Warren: Most Americans have native heritage

NRA spokeswoman to Warren: Most Americans have native heritage
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National Rifle Association (NRA) spokeswoman Dana Loesch ripped into Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden chips away at Trump's fundraising advantage Warnock raises almost M in Georgia Senate race in second quarter The Hill's Morning Report - Trump lays low as approval hits 18-month low MORE (D-Mass.) on Monday for releasing DNA results that indicate Warren's family has Native American ancestry.

"Mine does too. Most Americans have such," Loesch tweeted. "The difference is that you identified yourself as a protected class for personal gain and spurned meetings with American Indians like Twila Barnes and others."

"You know very well you were criticized by many for this dubious representation," Loesch added.

The NRA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Loesch was replying to a tweet earlier in the day from Warren in which she said a geneticist had confirmed her Native American ancestry.

"My family (including Fox News-watchers) sat together and talked about what they think of @realDonaldTrump's attacks on our heritage," Warren tweeted. "And yes, a famous geneticist analyzed my DNA and concluded that it contains Native American ancestry."

Loesch spoke later in the day on her radio show, "The Dana Show," and referenced a study cited by The New York Times in 2014 that found European-Americans had genomes that on average were 0.18 percent Native American.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSecret Service members who helped organize Pence Arizona trip test positive for COVID-19: report Trump administration planning pandemic office at the State Department: report Iran releases photo of damaged nuclear fuel production site: report MORE and other Republicans have mocked Warren for saying she has Native American ancestry, arguing that she had no proof.

--Updated at 2:37 p.m.