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Warren demands an apology from opponent in heritage controversy
The Hill ^ | 5/31/12 | Justin Sink

Posted on 06/01/2012 2:21:14 AM PDT by Libloather

Warren demands an apology from opponent in heritage controversy
By Justin Sink - 05/31/12 02:55 PM ET

Elizabeth Warren demanded an apology from Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) Thursday after she said the lawmaker suggested she should not have taken her parent's claims of Native American ancestry at face value.

At a campaign stop in Springfield, Mass., Thursday, Brown urged Warren "to tell the truth and answer the questions you guys are asking."

"My mom and dad have told me a lot of things too, but it’s not accurate. You know, you have to, especially in these type of things, when you’re checking a box and you’re getting benefits that are entitled to people who need them and who historically have been discriminated upon, and you have others relying on those representations, it is a problem," Brown added.

That statement quickly drew fire from the Warren campaign, which issued a statement accusing Brown of attacking the Senate challenger's parents and arguing they should not be "fair game."

“Scott Brown’s comments about my parents are totally out of line. I resent him questioning their honesty. My mother and father are not here to defend themselves and should be off limits. Don and Pauline Herring are not fair game and Scott Brown should apologize," Warren said.

The Brown campaign quickly dismissed Warren's call for an apology Thursday afternoon.

“This is the second time Elizabeth Warren has made this pathetic and baseless accusation in an attempt to escape personal responsibility for spending five weeks misleading the press and the public. With so many new questions piling up, she would be wise to come clean, stop the stonewalling and tell the truth, rather than making up frivolous and false attacks against Scott Brown," said Brown spokesman Colin Reed.

Warren revealed to the Boston Globe on Wednesday that she told both Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, where she previously taught, that she had Cherokee ancestry. Republicans have questioned that assertion, and Warren has not provided documentation that she has Native American ancestors aside from asserting repeatedly that her parents had told her as much.

“As I have confirmed before,” Warren said in the statement to the Globe, “I let people know about my Native American heritage in a national directory of law school personnel. At some point after I was hired by them, I also provided that information to the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard. My Native American heritage is part of who I am, I’m proud of it and I have been open about it.”

The spat should keep the story, a nagging embarrassment for the Warren campaign, in the news longer. In her statement to the Globe, Warren argued voters were not concerned about the issue, despite the deepening media attention to the issue.

"The people of Massachusetts are concerned about their jobs, the future for their kids, and the security of retirement. It’s past time we moved on to the important issues facing middle class families in Massachusetts," Warren said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apology; brown; fakeindian; heritage; lizwarren; warren
The little squaw is making things worse.
1 posted on 06/01/2012 2:21:24 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Warren demands an apology from opponent in heritage controversy
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I am officially at a loss for words.


2 posted on 06/01/2012 2:23:56 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: Libloather

Don’t apologize to this running eagle.


3 posted on 06/01/2012 2:25:01 AM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: Libloather

its not her parents that lied to her, but warren herself that is lying


4 posted on 06/01/2012 2:29:10 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Libloather

Does she want a press conference apology or will smoke signals be sufficient?


5 posted on 06/01/2012 2:35:50 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: Libloather

If he doesn’t apologize, I hope she doesn’t go on the warpath...


6 posted on 06/01/2012 2:41:19 AM PDT by abishai
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To: Libloather

Keep it up Elizabeth. Maybe offer to smoke-um ancient family peace pipe.


7 posted on 06/01/2012 2:45:51 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Libloather
Senator Brown should say:
I am sorry you are such a liar.
8 posted on 06/01/2012 2:49:57 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: Libloather

Brown should have kept his mouth shut while she was being DESTROYED.


9 posted on 06/01/2012 3:00:20 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

No kidding. This wench keeps digging the hole she is in deeper. I say she speak with forked tongue. Heapum gaffe.


10 posted on 06/01/2012 3:06:11 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Libloather
Liawatha is now blaming her parents for her lying.

Did they ever tell her anything about her heritage or is it all one big fat lie.

What Warren has done is now make her parents the target of the harassing press.

Good work!!!

11 posted on 06/01/2012 3:19:14 AM PDT by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: Libloather

In a normal state, Faux-cohontas would be soundly defeated. Of course, the last democrat to hold that senate seat did so for nearly half a century, despite causing a young woman to drown, and then lying about it. Honest Injun.


12 posted on 06/01/2012 3:27:26 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
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To: Libloather

Elizabeth Warren is a disaster, besides being a woman who used her ‘claimed’ lineage to gain benefit of affirmative action hiring processes at two universities. Which in fact is illegal if you do not have proof of that lineage. If she was in fact of Cherokee roots and proud of it, like both my children are, she would have enrolled in the Cherokee nation and participated in her tribes issues and celebrations. Where’s her enrollment number? Instead she scammed her way through affirmative action hiring process and received benefits which were not hers to claim. Just what we need in our Senate, another Marxist democratic scammer.


13 posted on 06/01/2012 3:33:29 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Libloather
Lieawatha,

Please accept my apology for your being a miserable liar and incompetent boob.

Sincerely,

Scott Brown, Senator

14 posted on 06/01/2012 3:35:20 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: barmag25

LOL! Hmmm. My parents told me Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny and The Tooth Fairy all existed, and my mother maintains her insistence to this day! The only conflicted delima I have is living in a house without a chimney!


15 posted on 06/01/2012 3:48:54 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Libloather

Big Chief Running Bowels needs to move tepee full of sh#t.


16 posted on 06/01/2012 3:49:48 AM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
In a normal state, Faux-cohontas would be soundly defeated. Of course, the last democrat to hold that senate seat did so for nearly half a century, despite causing a young woman to drown, and then lying about it. Honest Injun.
But The Swimmer was a Kennedy. And that bought him a lot of votes, and a lot of forgiveness. He could have drowned a Kopechne a year and still been re-elected over and over again.

Warren is no Cherokee. But worse for her, she's also no Kennedy.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Morons of Massachusetts ended up electing her... but I also wouldn't be surprised if they don't.

17 posted on 06/01/2012 3:57:47 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2888480/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Libloather

Someone should ask this woman if she knows any Indian language or even if she can use a few Indian phrases. Does she know any Cherokee songs? How many of her friends were Indian?

If she cannot answer those questions, she will confirm that she is a phony.


18 posted on 06/01/2012 3:57:56 AM PDT by djpg
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To: Libloather

Warren demands an apology from opponent in heritage controversy...

Exhibit A for those who deny that liberalism is not a mental illness - rather than admit the lie and admit the benefit she received from it, Warrens demands an apology from those that have exposed the lie. Demented.


19 posted on 06/01/2012 4:05:58 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Libloather

It’s all about middle-class papooses!


20 posted on 06/01/2012 4:08:16 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Libloather

It’s Scott Brown’s fault...?


21 posted on 06/01/2012 4:15:19 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Libloather

Well done. The tried and true “I’m offended!” card, used with “He’s saying bad things about my mommy!” You know what comes next: “He’s beating up on me ‘cause I’m just a little girl!” A few well-timed tears at a presser, and voila! Meet Senator Fauxcahontas. Sympathy is a major vote getter. That she’s a liar is now well established. Pushing it to the point of a tearful breakdown before the cameras will backfire. Time to back off this make believe Indian stuff.


22 posted on 06/01/2012 4:19:30 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Libloather
"Of course I'm an Indian. Can't you see my cheekbones?"

"Even Harvard agreed, and we know how smart they are."

23 posted on 06/01/2012 4:51:08 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Libloather

What the ^&*%W&**

Is there no limit to the gall of this woman? I apologize to other women, I use the word tentatively/cautiously.

Just imagine she becoming an elected official. I don’t want her ‘represent’ me in any capacity, but it’s just me.


24 posted on 06/01/2012 5:01:24 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Ann Archy
Brown should have kept his mouth shut while she was being DESTROYED.

I think you're probably right. Libs lie all the time and get away with it but there's something about the nature of this (alleged) lie that keeps it front and center.

Perhaps it's because: If anyone can just lie about their heritage when it is convenient, then it weakens the left's tactics of dividing people along cultural backgrounds.

25 posted on 06/01/2012 5:08:26 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (If you mute Obama, the DNC and LSM, you'll have a more accurate view of life in America.)
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To: Libloather

Warren has a brother. Does he too identify himself as a NA?
If not, why not?


26 posted on 06/01/2012 5:18:09 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Libloather

Her parents probably told her that she was a princess, too. Does that mean her heritage includes royalty?


27 posted on 06/01/2012 5:33:38 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: Libloather

She’s soooooo immature. Imagine a grown woman referring to her parents as “my mom and dad.” Can’t she just say “My parents” or “my mother and father”? Infantile.


28 posted on 06/01/2012 6:54:52 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: campaignPete R-CT

She coulda been a contendah.

Dont’ step in the ompah ompah.


29 posted on 06/01/2012 7:03:56 AM PDT by Doctor DNA (No tag today.)
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To: Libloather

Did her mom tell her there was a Santa Claus?

An Easter Bunny?

A Tooth Fairy?


30 posted on 06/01/2012 7:26:23 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?
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To: Wizdum

***Did they ever tell her anything about her heritage***

My dad never talked about his family. All I ever knew is that he was born in Oklahoma and there was a “genuine Cherokee Indian Princess” in the background. The Indian background was also mentioned by my uncle.

It was about 10 years ago I got in contact with family members who told me of a family member who was doing research on the family tree, so at the age of 56 I found we didn’t just crawl out from under a rock.

And there is NO Cherokee in our background, but we are deeply Southern for the last 200 years, till the family moved to Texas, then homesteaded in Oklahoma Indian Territory.


31 posted on 06/01/2012 7:34:14 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Anything Goes, Phantom of the Opera, Nice work if you can get it, EVITA. On BROADWAY last week.!)
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To: Travis McGee

“Of course I’m an Indian. Can’t you see my cheekbones?”

I don’t know. Turn around and lift your dress.


32 posted on 06/01/2012 7:35:37 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Anything Goes, Phantom of the Opera, Nice work if you can get it, EVITA. On BROADWAY last week.!)
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To: Common Sense 101
Warren demands an apology from opponent in heritage controversy...

Exhibit A for those who deny that liberalism is not a mental illness - rather than admit the lie and admit the benefit she received from it, Warrens demands an apology from those that have exposed the lie. Demented.


Actually it is even more twisted than that. She admitted that she lied and told Penn and Harvard that she was Native American. Now she wants Brown to apologize for telling her to set the record straight.

33 posted on 06/01/2012 7:37:12 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: Libloather

At this point, having put both feet in her mouth, Warren should either take a DNA test to prove her American Indian ancestry or just SHUT UP!!!!

https://www.23andme.com/ancestry/origins/


34 posted on 06/01/2012 8:42:58 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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This woman is destined for the looney-bin; cognitive dissonance - reality clashing with fervent belief.


35 posted on 06/01/2012 11:29:48 AM PDT by Jenny217
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