No, they weren’t cheering a baseball team. Several high-ranking staffers for Sen. Scott Brown were caught on video at a rally this week chanting Indian “war whoops” and making “tomahawk chops" in Boston. The staffers caught in the act—including Brown’s deputy chief of staff, constituent service counsel, and state director—were most likely referencing Senator Brown’s Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren, who has been embroiled with questions recently over whether she improperly claimed Indian heritage to secure plum jobs in academia. In response to the video, Brown said he doesn’t condone his staffer’s actions, but thinks “the real offense is that [Warren] said she was white and then checked the box saying she is Native American, and then she changed her profile in the law directory once she made her tenure."
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