SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — During a visit in Springfield Thursday, Mass. Senator Scott Brown questioned not only the authenticity of challenger Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage, but also questioned the source of that information.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has publicly acknowledged for the first time that she told college officials she had native american heritage.
The Harvard law school professor’s campaign said in a statement that she gave that information to the schools only after she had been hired.
Her lineage has become a sticking point in her campaign for the senate race against incumbent Scott brown.
Brown was in Springfield today where he addressed Warren’s claims.
“My mom and dad have told me a lot of things too but that’s not accurate. You know you have to, and especially in these types of things, when you are checking a box and you’re getting benefits that are entitled to people who need them and has historically have been discriminated upon and you have others relying on those representations…it’s a problem,” says Brown.
Warren has still provided no documentation of Native American heritage.