The Weekly Standard is reporting that a staffer of Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, who claimed to be part-Cherokee because of family lore, roughed up a persistent cameraman this weekend in Martha’s Vineyard.
The clip begins with a recording of Warren and her staff walking to an SUV, before one of her aides turns on the cameraman, saying, “don’t f*cking…” as he slaps the camera to the ground.
The cameraman replies “wo-oah, really?” with surprise, as he picks up his recording device and continues to film the Warren staffer.
From there the two repeat, respectively, “it’s a public event” and “get out of my face” for about fifteen seconds until the unnamed staffer quietly warns: “You’re messing with the wrong people.”
Watch the entire exchange, via the Weekly Standard, below (content warning for language):
Elizabeth Warren, who claims to have formed the intellectual basis for the “Occupy” movement and believes that roads, bridges, and the collective are responsible for American success, is currently in a tight race with incumbent Senator Scott Brown.
The latest polling data from Public Policy Polling indicates that Scott Brown is leading by five points, but it is his first solid lead this year. Even after the “Cherokee” controversy, Warren registered an advantage among likely voters for months.