(LibertySociety.com) – Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) gave the rebuttal speech for the GOP after President Joe Biden’s first remarks before a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, April 28. During his rebuttal, the senator, a Black man, said the US is not a “racist country.” His comments set off a tidal wave of hate, and now, he’s responded to the criticism.
Corporate America marches to the Left’s “silence is violence” rallying cry, but now that a conservative is attacked? Crickets.
This isn’t about me.
If you won’t stand up against racism, what are you saying to young Black & brown kids who dare to think differently? Be better. pic.twitter.com/wMnJak503h
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) April 30, 2021
On May 2, Scott appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Host John Dickerson asked the senator during the interview about the backlash he received, with some people even calling him “Uncle Tim.” The insult refers to the book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” about a black man who owned slaves.
Scott explained that he believes current issues relate to the “centuries of racism” the nation must address, but he thinks that “fighting bigotry with bigotry” is hypocritical.
"Is there a lingering effect after a couple of centuries of racism and discrimination in this nation? The answer is absolutely. The question we should be debating is how do we resolve those issues going forward," @SenatorTimScott says on the issue of race in America. pic.twitter.com/CZqPu3YCOi
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) May 3, 2021
Senator Scott introduced a police reform bill last summer after George Floyd died, but it never went anywhere. He said he believes Congress might actually be able to move forward on the issue.
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