Cherokee Nation Chief Calls For Apology From Senator Brown

Sep 26, 2012

The principal chief of the Cherokee Nation Wednesday called on Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown to apologize for  the actions of staffers at a campaign event.  WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.

   Chief  Bill John Baker, in a statement, denounced what he called  “ offensive and racist behavior” by some Republican campaign staffers who were apparently mocking Democrat Elizabeth Warren’s claims of Native American ancestry.  Democrats  released video of people, including a person identified as an aid in Brown’s Senate office, performing tomahawk chops and war whoops at a Democatic campaign rally in Boston

   Brown , on Tuesday said the behavior was not something he condoned, but he did not apologize. Warren said she was appalled by the video.