Elizabeth Warren cites mother for family's Indian heritage claim

Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, is still being asked about her disputed Indian background.

Warren tussled with two reporters yesterday despite polls showing that voters don't seem to care about the issue, MassLive reported. When asked how she knows she has Indian heritage, she said the claim came from her mother.

"Because my mother told me so," Warren reportedly said. "This is how I live. My mother, my grandmother, my family. This is my family. "

Warren grew up in Oklahoma and said her family has Cherokee and Delaware heritage.

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Elizabeth Warren says she knows she is part Native American 'because my mother told me so' (MassLive 5/24)

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