US Sen. Brown distances himself from Romney video
BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is distancing himself from comments made by fellow Republican Mitt Romney, who said 47 percent of the country believes government has a responsibility to care for them.
Brown said that's not the way he views the world.
Brown, a Romney backer, said as someone who grew up in tough circumstances, he knows being on public assistance is not a spot that anyone wants to be in.
He also said too many people are being forced to seek assistance for lack of jobs.
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren said Romney doesn't understand the millions of people who are working hard and trying to provide for their families.
She said Romney's comments showed a "separate category of contempt" for half the people in Massachusetts and half the people in America.