Jun 27, 2016 5:53 PM

Scott Brown: Warren should take DNA test to prove heritage

The Associated Press

BOSTON — Former Sen. Scott Brown is suggesting Elizabeth Warren take a DNA test to clear up controversy over her heritage.

Brown, who lost his 2012 Senate re-election bid to Warren, attacked the Democrat's past claim of having Native American ancestry.

The Republican made the comment during a Monday afternoon conference call hosted by the Republican National Committee, responding to Warren's appearance with Democrat Hillary Clinton earlier in the day.

"As you know, she's not Native American," Brown, an early Trump endorser, told reporters. "She's not 1/32 Cherokee."

Republicans say Warren fabricated her ethnic background to gain an employment advantage. Warren denies that. She says she heard about her heritage from family stories.

Donald Trump regularly mocks Warren as "Pocahontas."

Brown, a vocal Trump supporter, said Clinton "is considering making someone vice president who has very serious character flaws when it comes to honesty and credibility" in dealing with her heritage.

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