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Warren Fights Media Questions about Heritage

"Because my mother told me so."

5:16 PM, May 24, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren refused to answer local reporters' questions about her claims to Native American heritage and minority status in a tense exchange in Brookline.

The video, viewable here, shows local TV reporter Sharmann Sachetti asking the Democratic candidate repeatedly about her claims, with Warren responding that she has already answered such questions and saying she wants to talk about "what matters to the people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." has the rest of the exchange:

Finally, Warren said, “I am proud of my family and I am proud of my heritage.”

Hiller followed up: “Does it include an Indian background?”

Warren replied, “Yes.”

“How do you know that?” Hiller asked.

Warren responded, “Because my mother told me so. This is how I live. My mother, my grandmother, my family. This is my family. Scott Brown has launched attacks on my family. I am not backing off from my family.”

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