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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 its not accurate. You know, you have to, especially in these type of things, when youre checking a box and youre 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 Browns 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, Im 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. Its past time we moved on to the important issues facing middle class families in Massachusetts," Warren said.
Warren demands an apology from opponent in heritage controversy
I am officially at a loss for words.
Don’t apologize to this running eagle.
its not her parents that lied to her, but warren herself that is lying
Does she want a press conference apology or will smoke signals be sufficient?
If he doesn’t apologize, I hope she doesn’t go on the warpath...
Keep it up Elizabeth. Maybe offer to smoke-um ancient family peace pipe.
Brown should have kept his mouth shut while she was being DESTROYED.
No kidding. This wench keeps digging the hole she is in deeper. I say she speak with forked tongue. Heapum gaffe.
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.
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.
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.
Please accept my apology for your being a miserable liar and incompetent boob.
Scott Brown, Senator
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!
Big Chief Running Bowels needs to move tepee full of sh#t.
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.
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.
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.
It’s all about middle-class papooses!
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