Twitter reacts after former Utah Rep. calls Native American statue Sen. Warren

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A former Utah Congressman is getting a lot of attention after a tweet Thursday morning.

Jason Chaffetz tweeted a picture of himself posing with a Native American statue “At Disneyland today with Senator Elizabeth Warren,” the tweet read.

At Disneyland today with Senator Elizabeth Warren— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) October 18, 2018

People immediately reacted reporting the former Utah Rep. to Twitter and calling him racist.

Others jumped in to defend the tweet.

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The tweet comes after Sen. Warren released the test results Monday in part to push back against Trump’s taunts about her claim of Native American ancestry. The results provide some evidence that a Native American is in her bloodline, though the ancestor probably lived six to 10 generations ago, according to the analysis.

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