Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) told the Boston Herald on Thursday that the media had been going too easy on his rival Elizabeth Warren, a prominent consumer activist and former official in President Barack Obama’s administration.
“It would help if you guys would ask her some tough questions, too, and ask her about how she would vote on things and why,” Brown said in an interview. “It’s all fluff. Gimme a break.”
“I just think that if you’re going to find out where people stand, you gotta ask them tough questions like you guys ask me every single day,” he added. “Every single day of my existence I get tough questions from you guys.”
Warren could retake late Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in 2012. A University of Massachusetts at Lowell/Boston Herald poll released earlier this month had Warren leading Brown 49 percent to 42 percent. Brown won his seat in a 2010 special election following Kennedy’s death.
Warren, a Harvard law professor, had been a long-time advocate for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She later helped implement it as a Special Assistant to the President. The bureau is charged with regulating mortgages, credit cards and other financial goods and services.
“They still think it’s Kennedy’s seat,” Brown said. “They still think it is a Democratic seat. It is not. It is the people’s seat.”
Watch the full interview, courtesy of the Boston Herald, below:
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