Republican Sen. Tim Scott slammed the Democratic Party after liberals on Twitter hurled a racial slur at him following his response to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress that trended on Twitter.
“It has been an amazing morning with so many good people calling, but the Left has doubled down,” Scott said during a Fox News appearance Thursday after he gave the Republican response to Biden’s speech the night before. “They are not going to attack my policies. They are literally attacking the color of my skin. You cannot step out of your lane according to the liberal-elite Left.”
Following Scott’s speech, the term “Uncle Tim” began trending on Twitter as liberals spread the phrase in reference to the racial epithet “Uncle Tom.” Twitter has since stopped the phrase from trending.
“It was upsetting certainly, but it was so disappointing that those people who want to be respected and given the opportunity to live their lives any way they want to, they don’t want the same thing for you and me, Steve. What they want for us is for us to stay in a little, small corner and not go against the tide that they think is America. Their America and my America aren’t the same America, if, in fact, they think that discriminating is the fastest way to end discrimination,” Scott added in the Fox News interview.
In his speech Wednesday night, Scott argued that America is “not a racist country” and also defended Georgia’s controversial new voting law saying the legislation actually makes it easier to vote, not harder.
“If you actually read this law, it’s mainstream,” the South Carolina Republican said. “It will be easier to vote early in Georgia than in Democrat-run New York. But the Left doesn’t want you to know that.”
Biden touched on a wide variety of topics in his speech Wednesday night, including his plans for infrastructure spending, a green energy agenda, and raising taxes on corporations.
A CNN snap poll showed that 51% of viewers felt “very positive” about his performance which is less than his three last predecessors received following their first addresses to Congress.
Author : Andrew Mark Miller