Warren To Brown: Leave My Parents Out Of This

Massachusetts Senate aspirant Elizabeth Warren (D) fired back at Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) on Thursday, writing in a statement that the Republican incumbent should apologize for suggesting that Warren’s parents were dishonest when they informed her of the family’s Native American heritage.  

Warren has not provided any documentation of her heritage, but instead has said that she learned of her ancestry through family lore.  On Thursday, Brown quipped to reporters, “My mom and dad have told me a lot of things, too, but they’re not always true.”  

From Warren’s statement:

“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.”

 

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