BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) — Candidates for Senate in Massachusetts are reacting to an ugly incident that reportedly happened outside a debate in Springfield on Wednesday.
Both camps say they did hear about supporters who were holding signs for Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren that heckled and shouted homophobic slurs at one of Republican Senator Scott Brown’s staffers, Ross Hemminger. Hemminger is the Youth Coordinator for the Scott Brown for Senate campaign.
Elizabeth Warren’s campaign manager has issued an apology to the staffer.
FOX 25′s Sharman Sacchetti asked Warren about the incident during a campaign stop in Attleboro on Friday.
“I want to make it clear that nothing like that is acceptable,” Warren said. “As soon as we heard about it in the campaign we sent an apology, but this was not someone from the campaign staff and there is no room for that in the campaign.”
The Brown campaign has issued a statement, reading “The behavior displayed was appalling and we are glad the Warren campaign has apologized for it. Ross is a valued member of our team and we are disappointed that he was targeted with these hateful words.”