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Warren credits herself for Occupy Wall Street

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Elizabeth Warren, in an interview with The Daily Beast, said she created the “intellectual foundation” for the Occupy Wall Street movement

In a new interview, Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren claims much of the credit for the Occupy Wall Street protests sweeping the nation.

“I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do,” the Harvard Law School professor and former Obama administration consumer advocate told Samuel P. Jacobs of The Daily Beast. “I support what they do.”

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The National Republican Senatorial Committee, charged with helped Senator Scott Brown win reelection, jumped on the comment.

“Warren’s decision to not only embrace, but take credit for this movement is notable considering the Boston Police Department was recently forced to arrest at least 141 of her Occupy acolytes in Boston the other day after they threatened to tie up traffic downtown and refused to abide by their protest permit limits,” NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh wrote.

Glen Johnson can be reached at johnson@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @globeglen.

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