Republican Senator Scott Brown has been criticized for his faux pas in a radio debates between Democratic forerunner Elizabeth Warren.
Speaking at Tuesday's debate, when Warren was asked about Scott Brown's infamous centerfold in Cosmopolitan magazine, Warren quipped "I didn't take my clothes off" to pay for school.
Brown's response? "Thank God." Brown was the first Republican Senator elected from Massachusetts since 1972.
During the interview, Brown explained why he posed nude in the first place
"You know what, listen: Bottom line is, you know, 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," he said.
"And for people who know me, and know what I've been through…[My] mom and dad married and divorced four times each. You know, some real challengest growing up," he said.
Brown kept going.
"You know, whatever. You know, let them throw stones. I did what I had to do. But not for having that opportunity, I never would have been able to pay for school, and never would have gone to school, and I wouldn't probably be talking to you, so whatever."
Brown went to Tufts University and Boston College Law School. Warren graduated from the University of Houston and went to the Rutgers School of Law.