Senator Scott Brown’s campaign on Wednesday night issued a statement calling the behavior of some staffers “unacceptable,” as a Cherokee Nation leader denounced Brown’s campaign for what he called “offensive and racist behavior” towards Native Americans. A day earlier, Democrats released a video filmed outside a Brown campaign event showing Republican staff members, including an aide in Brown’s Senate office, performing tomahawk chops and war whoops amid a crowd of boisterous supporters of both candidates. The gestures appeared to mock Elizabeth Warren’s professed Native American ancestry.
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