Twitter calls out Jason Chaffetz's 'racist' and 'sad' photo mocking Elizabeth Warren

Elise Solé

Fox News contributor and former Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz mocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s Native American heritage in a tweet slammed as “racist.” 

On Thursday, Chaffetz posted a photo of himself posing with a Native American statue at Disneyland, writing, “At Disneyland today with Senator Elizabeth Warren.”

Republican Jason Chaffetz mocked Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s heritage by posing with a Disneyland statue. (Photo: Getty Images)

Chaffetz was targeting Warren’s DNA test reveal earlier this week that found “the great majority of [Warren’s] identifiable ancestry is European” and “the analysis also identified 5 genetic segments as Native American in origin at high confidence.”


Twitter users seized on Chaffetz’s tweet, calling him out for what they felt was not only not funny, but also highly inappropriate.

Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, took the DNA test after President Trump challenged her during a Montana rally in July. “I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you’re an Indian,” he said. “I have a feeling she will say no but hold it for the debates.” 

“My parents were real people, the love they shared, the struggles they endured, the family they built, the story they lived will always be on my heart. And no one, not even the president of the United States, will ever take it away from me,” Warren said in a video statement sharing the results. She also asked that Trump donate his promised reward to the nonprofit National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.

Warren’s heritage has been controversial since her 2012 Senate run when opponent Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., accused her of using her background as career leverage, according to CNN. “Professor Warren claimed that she was a Native American, a person of color. And as you can see, she’s not,” said Brown. 

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, was mocked by Republican politician Jason Chaffetz for her Native American background. (Photo: Getty Images)

Warren responded“As a kid, I never asked my mom for documentation when she talked about our Native American heritage. What kid would? But I knew my father’s family didn’t like that she was part Cherokee and part Delaware, so my parents had to elope.” 

In 2012, Warren also admitted to listing herself as Native American in Harvard Law School’s directory where she taught during the 1990s, reported CNN.

Since running for president, Trump has mocked Warren by calling her Pocahontas.”

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