Real Indian challenging Elizabeth Warren for Senate seat sends her DNA kit for her birthday

Real Indian challenging Elizabeth Warren for Senate seat sends her DNA kit for her birthday
Elizabeth Warren (left), V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai

In case you missed it, Elizabeth Warren had a birthday last month. It’s not too late to send the senator from Massachusetts a gift, though be advised if you send her a DNA testing kit, she will likely return it.

That was the action taken by Warren (whose tribal name is Paleface Squaw with Forked Tongue) when she received a 23&me DNA test kit from V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, a Republican who is challenging her for her Senate seat. Yesterday, Shiva, posted this hilarious tweet:

Shiva, who announced his candidacy in February, has made Warren’s already widely debunked claim to having American Indian ancestry a centerpiece of his campaign. Other tweets he has posted play off the theme that he represents a chance for Bay Staters to elect a “real” Indian, which is slightly tongue in cheek insofar as he was born in India.

His candidacy itself is something of a lark since early polling in the Senate race, which is still over a year off, shows that only 9% of registered voters have ever heard of him.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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