Brown On Warren Keeping ‘Clothes On’ Remark: ‘Thank God’

By Karen Anderson, WBZ-TV

BOSTON (CBS) — U.S. Sen. Scott Brown took a jab at opponent Elizabeth Warren on a Boston radio station on Thursday, saying “Thank God” to Warren’s comment that she kept her clothes on to pay for her college education.

In response, Warren said, “I will survive a few jabs from Scott Brown over my appearance. ”

Back on Tuesday, Warren was asked in the Democratic debate, “To help pay for his law education, Scott Brown posed for Cosmo.  How did you pay for your college education?”

Warren responded, “I kept my clothes on.”

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson reports.

Thursday on WZLX, Sen. Brown was asked, “Have you officially responded to Elizabeth Warren’s comment about how she didn’t take her clothes off?”  Senator Brown laughed and responded, “Thank God.”

But, not everyone thinks it’s so funny.

“I thought it was pretty rude. I get what she said was a little derogatory, but she didn’t slam his looks. He made her sound ugly. Inappropriate, especially when you’re running for office,”  said Julie Kavanagh.

Brown’s team claims Warren is an elitist and is making light of the way the Senator overcame a tough childhood.

“The bottom line is I didn’t go to Harvard, I went to the ‘School of Hard Knocks,’ and I did whatever I had to do to pay for school,” Brown said on the radio interview.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Laurie Kirby reports.

But, Elizabeth Warren didn’t go to Harvard either. She works there, but she went to the University of Houston and Rutgers Law School. Sen. Brown went to Tufts, and BC Law.

Warren stands by her comments.

WBZ-TV’s Jonathan Elias reports

“I answered a question about how I paid for college.  I worked a lot of part-time jobs.  And actually one full-time job,” said Warren. “I worked my way through college and I respect anyone who did the same.”

Thursday night, Senator Brown appeared on NightSide with Dan Rea on WBZ NewsRadio 1030, and stood by his comments.

“She was obviously was joking when she made it, and I in turn joked right back,” says Brown. “I felt it was really not appropriate to make light of those difficult decisions I made.”



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