taffers for Sen. Scott Brown (R), who is running in a tight race for re-election in Massachusetts, were caught at a campaign rally on Tuesday making tomahawk-chopping gestures and making "war whoops" that were perceived as being offensive to Native Americans. The staffers were making fun of Brown's Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Warren, who has come under criticism for claiming that she is part Delaware and part Cherokee. (Warren has been unable to prove her ancestry, and her critics say she used her dubious heritage to advance her career.) Brown claimed that he wasn't aware of the incident, but said it was "certainly not something I condone."
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