Updated October 6, 11:45 a.m. ET
Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) was interviewed on a local talk radio show Thursday morning. And he had an interesting response to a recent line from Democratic frontrunner Elizabeth Warren.
At a Democratic primary debate this week, Warren was asked how she paid for college — in contrast to Brown having posed nude for Cosmopolitan. “I kept my clothes on,” Warren replied. “I borrowed money.”
This morning, one of the hosts asked Brown: “Have you officially responded to Elizabeth Warren’s comment about how she didn’t take her clothes off?”
Brown began laughing lightheartedly, and gave his reply. “Thank God,” he said, with more laughter.
“That’s what I said!” the host responded. “Hey look, can you blame a good-looking guy for, for — you know.”
The key moment comes at the 3:30 mark below:
“Listen, bottom line is I didn’t go to Harvard. You know, I went to the school of hard knocks. And I did whatever I had to do to pay for school.” Brown continued. “And for people who know me, and know what I’ve been through — my mom and dad married and divorced four times each, and you know some real challenges growing up. You know, whatever.
“You know, let them throw stones — I did what I had to do. And but not for having that opportunity, I never would’ve been able to pay for school, never would’ve gone to school, and I wouldn’t probably be talking to you. So whatever.”
Late Update: It should be noted that Brown said he did not go to Harvard, which might imply that Warren did. However, while Warren teaches at Harvard, she actually graduated from the University of Houston, and the Rutgers School of Law. (Rutgers is the state university system of New Jersey.)