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Jason Chaffetz mocks Elizabeth Warren with Native American picture

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Jason
Chaffetz sparked outrage when he posted a picture with a Native
American statue on Thursday, to mock Elizabeth
Warren.

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  • Many on Twitter are calling former US Rep. Jason Chaffetz
    “racist” after he posted a tweeting mocking Sen. Elizabeth
    Warren’s claim to Native American ancestry on Thursday.
  • “At Disneyland today with Senator Elizabeth Warren,” Chaffetz
    captioned a picture of him standing next to a statue of a Native
    American.
  • Sen. Warren released the results of a DNA test earlier this
    week to prove that she has Native American ancestry, after
    repeated criticism by President Trump for claiming Cherokee
    heritage when she taught at Harvard.

Former US Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) came under fire on
Thursday, after publishing a tweet clearly meant to ridicule
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s claim to Cherokee ancestry.

“At Disneyland today with Senator Elizabeth Warren,” the
51-year-old captioned a photo
of him grinning next to a statue of a Native American at the
California theme park.

Earlier this week, Warren released the results of a DNA test
which shows she likely had a Native American ancestor six to 10
generations back.

The DNA test was released after years of bullying by President
Trump, who has given Warren the nickname “Pocahontas” for
identifying her race as Native American while she taught at
Harvard Law School in the 1980s and 1990s, despite not having any
proof of that ancestry besides family lore.

While there were a
few Twitter users
who found Chaffetz’s post funny, the
reactions were largely negative, with many
users
calling the former politician “racist.”
Some users said the tweet lacked
class
and didn’t
live up to the principles of Chaffetz’s Mormon faith.

Others made fun of Chaffetz’s post, turning it into a meme.

Chaffetz served as the representative for Utah’s 3rd district
from 2009 until 2017. He would have been up for re-election in
this year’s midterms, but vacated his seat in the House on June
30, 2017. A day later, he signed up to be a contributor at Fox
News.

Representatives for both Senator Warren and Chaffetz didn’t
immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for
comment.

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