Massachusetts Senate debate begins with discussion of Warren’s Cherokee heritage
The first official debate between Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren began Thursday with a discussion about Warren's Native American heritage.
Brown devoted his opening remarks to accuse Warren, a Harvard Law School professor who says she is part Cherokee Indian, of using her background to give her an advantage when competing for jobs throughout her career.
"The professor said she is a Native American, a person of color, and you can see she's not," Brown said in the first moments of the debate, echoing an attack line that has dogged Warren throughout much of the race this year.Comment: My lovely wife is actually 1/64 American Indian (we have the records to prove it). She's never claimed "affirmative action"! By the way ... time to end all Affirmative Action programs!