South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, who officially launched his Republican presidential primary bid on Monday, responded to racially charged attacks by panelists on ABC’s “The View,” saying most of his lies were debunked. The best way is through action.
Scott is the first black senator elected in the South since Reconstruction – and the third overall. Shortly after the Civil War, Mississippi elected two black Republicans to the US Senate – Blanche Bruce and Hiram Revels. In 2020, Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., became the first black Democratic senator elected in the South at the time.
On a left-leaning talk show, “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg suggested that Scott had “Clarence Thomas Syndrome”. Thomas, a conservative US Supreme Court justice from neighboring Georgia, has long been attacked by leftists because they believe there is no fair jurisprudential line based on the color of his skin.
Goldberg’s co-host Sunny Hostin further claimed that one of Scott’s “issues” is that he believes that because he “made it” coming from a poor black family in the South, “everyone can make it.”
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Scott told Fox News that Hostin had it backwards when he claimed that his story was “the exception, not the rule.”
“Humility is not weakness. I believe in the Gospel. I believe Matthew 5:44 says ‘love your enemies’ – [but] If you break into my house, I also believe in the Second Amendment,’ Scott told Trey Gowdy, a fellow South Carolina resident.
“We have to ignore the far left by rebutting their lies with our actions. Here’s the funny thing: The host, Sunny, wants to be judged by the content of her character, not the color of her skin. The truth of the matter is America The story of development is – the story of development that has never been told in many of our schools which are motivating our children instead of educating our children.”
Scott said it is the rule, not the exception, in which every American child who matriculates through a failing public school can look to left-wing teachers’ unions as the reason they are not getting a proper education.
“Every parent who wants a choice. Look at the Republican Party. Look at the GOP, but more importantly look at Americans, African-Americans, Hispanic Americans — most Americans agree on school choice,” he said. Said.
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He said that the “radical left” is one thing in the way of providing a solid education to children of all castes.
Gowdy remarked that Hostin also “made it”, as he is a former federal prosecutor who also obtained his current position on a nationally televised talk show.
He said that Scott should “scare the daylights out of the left” because of the number of attacks and different aspects of the attacks the senator has endured since his campaign began.
Gowdy noted that some critics also took issue with Scott’s campaign logo, which depicts Scott’s likeness, without facial features.
In response to the overall tone of his critics’ response, Scott stated that “there is no question that my life contradicts the lies of the radical left” and that their “culture of victimhood is eating away at America’s soul.”
Scott further recounted how his grandfather was illiterate and worked in the cotton fields, but was intelligent enough to pass on the mantra to his grandson that “You can be bitter or better, but you can’t be both” – Having said that a lot of people buy into the former mindset.
Scott said, “I say, not on my watch. Let’s tell the whole story of the rise of America.”