US Sen. Brown Distances Himself From Romney Video - News
GOP U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is distancing himself from comments made by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who said 47 percent of the country believes they are ”victims” entitled to help from the government.
Brown said that’s not the way he views the world.
”As someone who grew up in tough circumstances, I know that being on public assistance is not a spot that anyone wants to be in,” Brown said in a statement Tuesday. ”Too many people today who want to work are being forced into public assistance for lack of jobs.”
Brown, who supports Romney’s campaign for president, said one reason he’s fighting for job-creating policies is to help turn the economy around and help some of the 47 million people receiving food stamps find work.
Brown’s Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren, said Romney doesn’t seem to understand the millions of people who are working hard and trying to provide for their families.
”Romney is writing off seniors, veterans, high school and college students, people who are working part-time because they can’t find full-time work, people who are working full-time at low wages,” Warren told the Associated Press. ”It’s breathtaking. Mitt Romney treats all these people as deadbeats.”