Hatch mocks Warren over DNA test with his own results showing '1/1032 T-Rex'

Hatch mocks Warren over DNA test with his own results showing '1/1032 T-Rex'
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Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchTrump to award racing legend Roger Penske with Presidential Medal of Freedom Trump awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist, former Reagan adviser Arthur Laffer Second ex-Senate staffer charged in aiding doxxing of GOP senators MORE (R-Utah) mocked Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? Katie Pavlich: The Democrats' desperate do-overs MORE (D-Mass.) on Monday for releasing a DNA test proving her Native American ancestry.

Warren, a potential 2020 presidential contender, released DNA test results that "strongly support” her claim of having a Native American ancestor six to 10 generations ago.

“These DNA tests are quite something,” Hatch tweeted along with a photo of him apparently checking out his results.

 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE and other Republicans have often jabbed Warren for suggesting she has Native American heritage, with Trump accusing her of lying and referring to her by the derogatory term “Pocahontas.”

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayObama, Bush among those paying tribute to Cokie Roberts: 'A trailblazing figure' Journalists, political heavyweights pay respects to Cokie Roberts: 'A pioneer for so many' Iran's supreme leader rules out talks with US at all levels MORE brushed off Warren’s results, calling it “junk science.”

"I haven’t looked at the test,” Conway said Monday. “I know that everybody likes to pick their junk science or sound science depending on the conclusion, it seems some days.”

“But I haven’t looked at the DNA test and it really doesn’t interest me,” Conway added. 

Warren claims to have Cherokee blood, but the Cherokee Nation called her out for trying to make a connection with a tribal nation.

"Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong,” said Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. “It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven.”

Hoskin accused Warren of “undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”