Democrats on Thursday were determined to make a liar of Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, following his rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s 100-day address to Congress.
After Scott—who is black and descended from poor, Southern sharecroppers—denied that America was a racist country, the party that gave birth to the Ku Klux Klan respectfully disagreed.
And then they did so disrespectfully.
And then they underscored the point by showing exactly how racist Democrats still are when the veneer is lifted.
After causing the term “Uncle Tim” to trend—a reference to the abolitionist book Uncle Tom’s Cabin, in which the title character betrays his fellow slaves—Twitter eventually blocked the pejorative slur.
But by then, the abjectly racist, left-wing genie was out of the bottle. The Blaze archived some of the vicious attacks—many, but not all, of them by other people of color attacking in defense of the formerly pro-segregation Biden.
Scott returned fire with an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”
“Well, you know, 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,” Scott said Thursday morning.
“They have doubled down that they are going to not attack my policies but they are literally attacking the color of my skin,” he continued. “You cannot step out of your lane according to the liberal elite left.”
During his rebuttal on Wednesday, Scott accused Democrats of dividing the country and suggested they’re wielding race as “a political weapon” while pandering to their base by pushing irresponsible policies that will devastate all Americans in the long run through inflation and economic collapse.
“We should be expanding options and opportunities for all families,” said Scott, who preaches a message of optimism while remaining a loyal supporter of former President Donald Trump, “not throwing money at certain issues because Democrats think they know best.”
But the Senate’s only black Republican—and one of only three in the entire 100-person chamber—saved some of his sharpest comments for the fraught subject of race. Scott recounted his rise from a low-income family and “the pain” of repeatedly being pulled over by police while driving but said, “Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country.”
While acknowledging that “our healing is not finished,” Scott suggested that Democrats and liberals have turned the race issue upside down.
“It’s backwards to fight discrimination with different discrimination,” he said, without providing examples of what he meant. “And it’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.”
He added, “Race is not a political weapon to settle every issue the way one side wants.”
Scott’s name has been floated as a likely presidential prospect in 2024, should former president Donald Trump decide to sit out the race, or if the party decides it is time for a new direction.
He also is likely to become a key voice for the GOP during the 2022 midterm races, as Republicans look to take back both chambers of Congress with Biden fatigue already appearing to set in after only 100 days.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.