Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said Wednesday that President Barack Obama made his “you didn’t build that” comments after getting “bad advice from professor [Elizabeth] Warren.”
“They’re almost verbatim,” Brown said on “Fox and Friends,” referring to a speech Warren gave last year. “And the president got bad advice from professor Warren, certainly. You’ll never hear me demonizing our job creators.”
Warren, a Harvard Law professor who worked in the Obama administration and is challenging Brown for his seat, gave an address that went viral and that hit some of the same notes as Obama’s recent remarks in Roanoke, Va.
”You built a factory out there?” Warren said during her remarks at a fundraiser in Andover, Mass., last August. “Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for.”
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This story first ran on POLITICO on July 25, 2012.