By | Rachel Brooks
Staff | Telegraph Local
Above, Senator Scott pictured with Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia in January 2020. United States Congress, Public Domain.
Tim Scott blasts “liberal Democrats” for sending him racist messages. Senator Tim Scott made a recent appearance on “Fox & Friends” calling the messages he received from Democrats “audacious, repugnant behavior.” Scott is the Senator Scott is the Republican Senator of South Carolina. He spoke with Martha MacCallum on the program, citing a report by Fox News digital reporter Victor Garcia that was posted within the last 24 hours. Senator Scott states that he has received “more than a dozen” racial insults from Democratic peers.
“We had dozens — more than a dozen of them. I only played two of them, which were the most racially offensive comments from liberals in this country. They called to say that I was in their crosshairs.It was so profanity-laced, you can’t play five seconds of those videos on your show because there are that many f-bombs, the n-word — by liberal Democrats — causing a stir in my office, threatening my life. It is the most audacious, repugnant behavior I’ve seen in a very long time,” said Senator Scott as quoted by Fox News.
Senator Scott has been the target of Democratic rage due in part to his address of civil rights issues. One June 25, he addressed the nation regarding the need for American police reform. Scott called out the House Democrats as they motioned to block the Senate GOP bill for police reform.
“The American people deserve police reform, but the Democrats have no desire to actually solve this issue before the election. It is shameful. #JUSTICEAct,” said Senator Scott in a tweet that was posted at 9:05 am on June 25. Scott likewise shared the link to another appearance on Fox News with this post. He is referring to the Justice Act that he proposed and led Senate Republicans on early in the month of June . The Justice Act is available with a section-by-section analysis from the Senator Tim Scott government website. It is also available with commentary from NPR News.
The proposed act began as follows,
“Too many Americans have lost confidence in institutions created for the purpose of keeping our communities safe. To rebuild that lost faith, the JUSTICE Act focuses on police reform, accountability and transparency,” as excerpted from Senator Tim Scott.gov.
Senator Scott has acknowledged that he has been the target of intense Democrat scorn in the days that followed this proposition. He spoke out expressly regarding a report that appeared in The Dispatch which is entitled “Tim Scott Didn’t Ask for This.” The article states that Senator Scott did not ask to have a political career that was “defined by his race” but it was implied that this is what has happened as he has drawn so much heat for leading the police justice bill.
“And so who cares who gets the credit, right? I get the win for the people that I’m representing,” said Senator Scott, in a tweet that was posted at 11:35 am on July 1.