GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, speaking on Trump’s preferred morning show “Fox and Friends,” announced Tuesday that he would take his own DNA test, would “beat” Warren at having Native American ancestry and later said it would be “terrible” if the results showed he was Iranian.
“I’ve been told that my grandmother was part Cherokee Indian,” Graham said. “It may all be just talk, but you’re going to find out in a couple of weeks because I’m going to take this test. … I’m taking it, and the results are going to be revealed here. This is my Trump moment. This is reality TV.”
He added, “She’s less than one-tenth of 1 percent. I think I can beat her. I think I can beat her.”
As the segment ended, the Fox News hosts teased Graham’s future DNA results. Graham said, “I’ll probably be Iranian. That’d be, like, terrible.”
GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, meanwhile, ribbed Warren in a tweet on Monday that also poked fun at himself with a graphic saying his DNA results showed he descended from dinosaurs.
“I’ll only do it if I can test her personally,” he said. “This is not something I would enjoy doing either.”
Fox asked Graham on Tuesday if he too would ask for $1 million if he “beat” Warren in a DNA test, and Graham responded, “No, I want a casino and a million bucks.”