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Sen. Tim Scott Responds to Accusations That He’s the ‘Token’ Black Man’ for GOP [VIDEO]

Republican Sen. Tim Scott

Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the lone Black Republican in the U.S. Senate, has addressed accusations that he’s being used as a token amid the civil unrest over the police killing of George Floyd.

“You have faced a fair amount of criticism, especially over the past few days, because you are the only black Republican senator. Some have said that your party is using you, they’ve even thrown around the word ‘token,’ as well. Your response to that criticism?”  NBC News host Craig Melvin asked Scott during a recent interview.

Scott, the lone Black Republican in the U.S. Senate, laughed it off and noted why he’s more than qualified to address race relations in America, The Blaze reports. 

“Well, I am also the only person in my conference who has been racially profiled driving while black,” he said. “I’m the only one in my conference that’s been stopped seven times in one year as an elected official, perhaps the only one in my conference wearing this Senate pin that was stopped from coming into the building. So if there’s someone in the conference who understands discrimination and profiling, it’s me,” he explained.

“It’s the reason why I asked to lead this charge, because it is a personal issue, it is the right issue. And frankly, I think it helps to have someone who’s been a victim of this situation and who still has a tremendous respect for where our country can go together, Scott added. 

“So I shrug those comments and criticisms off. But you’ve got to know, when you’re a black Republican, you’re like a unicorn. People are going to criticize you when you wake up, when you go to sleep, if you say you like apple pie and football, there’s a lot of critics for that, too. So God bless their souls,” he continued 

Scott is leading GOP efforts to draft police reform legislation. He is working lawmakers including Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, John Cornyn of Texas, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and James Lankford of Oklahoma, the report states. 

“None of us have had the experience of being an African American in this country and dealing with this discrimination which persists here some 50 years after the 1964 civil rights bill and the 1965 civil rights bill,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said of Scott leading the police reform effort, according to Politico. “We’re still wrestling with America’s original sin. … And I think the best way for Senate Republicans to go forward on this is to listen to one of our own.”

Hear/watch more from Scott on the matter via the clip above. 

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Comment by mr1stroke on June 23, 2020 at 1:33pm
marc anderson well youre talking about not disrespect but like every house n***** you already start with the disrespect, since you are an english teacher you know every vocabularies, what stop me from being successful, so what stopping me from achieving? Not you or any white person, who have teach and what have you teach, since you feel we should know enough what dont you start teaching, niggers are going to be niggers, when i came on here with the black lives matter approached niggers on here used tp attack me, now that the white men is showing support because of the election every n***** on here on stating BLM, what happened before, how come no one on here was glorifying BLM, again dumb niggers cannot take for their selves unless the white men tell them what to think about, if you understand the comment than you are dumb for telling me about vocabulary, unless you are an english teacher or highly achieve black man, if you cant prove either are it makes you one of those insecure n***** who wants to feel special with the little education they purchased from the white men, thats all they ever talk about with nothing to show for, unless a n***** can show his achievement, i dont give a damn about his education, he means nothing to me
Comment by marc anderson on June 23, 2020 at 1:12pm
In order to move past our issues and it’s evident in your vocabulary you have a lot of issues that need attending to I’m not debating the facts because you simply wouldn’t no how no disrespect but in life we have to grow in order to evaluate any one thing that’s a problem and the problem is no unity . So let us teach and not stress what is going on now and make a difference for the better of all kind have a nice day .(BLM) to all
Comment by mr1stroke on June 23, 2020 at 12:39pm
You cannot work with niggers who are ok and justify living like a slave, they are happy living like that let them die, thats why many of us are moving away, when the last time you come on here you see those same niggers talking about Tulsa or any black issues, when the last time this website supports black issues? These niggers dont care about nothing or nobody as long they get that monthly food stamp and a slave 9-5 from the white democrats they are considered god to the niggers
Comment by marc anderson on June 22, 2020 at 10:02pm
You both have valid points but the only way to get past this is first continue to educate our youngsters with the proper vocabulary and history of us so we could once again be a strong united group like those unforgotten in Tulsa . Stop pointing fingers and take a stance and help and stop breaking down our own and start lifting . Everyone else is doing it and it worked well and any in house disputes can be dealt with the appropriate elders that’s real unity gentlemen.
Comment by mr1stroke on June 22, 2020 at 8:06pm
Lol go suck joe bidens dick so he can give you more welfare you niggers will never get out of poverty, for over 50 years you niggers continue to make dumb political decisions, the greedy negros know it so they sell you out, now obama is a $100 million man, what do you niggers have other than waiting for stimulus check with trump name on it lol let see how racist he is when you niggers are happy cashing that check, and tye democrats dont give a damn about you niggers thats why you niggers are marching for the same s*** while every body else are moving up passing you by, damn retarded n*****
Comment by mr1stroke on June 22, 2020 at 8:01pm
vaughn mitchell lol like i said you are the dumbest n***** ever, people who knows you should be embarrass, seriously this is the best you can come up with for a n***** who claim educated and went to the only black college, let me see so they wear cameras and what does it do, what was the big change when they can turn it off and the police Department can edit the footage, if ot wasnt for witness cell phone videos none of those s*** would come to life, what a big achievement to black people for someone who spent 8 years in office thats all you can come up with lol thats why no one respect niggers, you dumb f***** n*****
Comment by vaughn mitchell on June 22, 2020 at 7:35pm
Mr 1, Dick, if it was not for Obama, cops would not be wearing cameras you dickhead. He made it a law for cops to wear cameras, or cops would get away for killing more black people. When the devil took office he rolled back Obama's laws that he put in place for police reform, so your a damn liar. You white racist idiot. The devil took office, and rolled back Obama's laws that he put in place, and you think you can come on here and tell lies. The devil in the white house blame Blm, and Anifa, for the riots, but never said one thing about the racist group Boogaloo, for killing the white cop, and trying to start a race war, I have videos of cops in Boston smashing their own vehicles and spray painting it to make it seems like the protesters did it, and white people smashing store windows with hammers. Hey a****** who burn down Wendy's, after the black man was shot in the back, you racist b****.
Comment by mr1stroke on June 22, 2020 at 7:14pm
And at least he is taking a stand to do something, how come your democrats candidates never took stand to pass any bills for all those years, what bill did the democrat passed when Dylan Ruth shot and assassinated those 9 church members, what action did Obama take? Please share with us there are those of us who would like to know, while the democrats were busy passing same sex marriage, bathroom laws for transgenders, passing Daca laws for illegal immigrants, name one bill they have passed in your favor or anything that has to do with you, please just name one and provide the facts and information so we can learn about those great democrats who so love black people they love to watch them die, and for the niggers who cant read and cant count, if Biden spend 47 years as a senator plus 8 years as vice president how much time was he in government all together? Dumb niggers open up a book and use your common sense
Comment by shdhd agshrsh on June 22, 2020 at 4:54pm
Comment by mr1stroke on June 22, 2020 at 2:03am
Lol this is the sad part and when you don't think like these niggers they feel they have to go at you, but these niggers are only saying what they have been told to say, the white democrats tell you that if a black man vote republican he is not black unless he votes democrats, they only tell you that because they know you are weak you cannot think for your self, the democrats are the same slave masters who reads the bible from willie lynch, they tell you that God says if you disobey your masters you must be punish, you have to be Loyal to your masters and you do exactly that

Now if you are so black because you vote democrats let me ask what have you got so good from the democrats, do niggers even understand the purpose of voting, if your vote is so strong what have you achieved, if the democrats are so good how come you are still marching for equal rights while they are handing out rights to every one else, every time they make cuts its being done from your community, if you never vote republican how are you blaming them for not doing for you?
niggers are so retarded shouldn't you be blaming the people you vote for, they say your vote matter, well guess what any educated person or someone with common sense in life, social, class and politics know a vote without demand is a weak vote it does nothing, if you dont have any agendas you will stay the same, thats why the democrats dont do nothing for the black community, you are comfortable living like slaves so they treat you like slaves

all the dumb niggers who want to come on here and argue with me are never smart enough to realize democrats talk a different language when they speak to black people convincing them to vote compare to other groups and communities, when they speak to you they promise you Affordable houses, jobs and programs, but never tell you they will give you opportunity to home ownership, business opportunities, because they know you are not worth it, they go to the businesses in other communities, they walk the streets and talk to the people and business owners in other communities, but in your community they only go to your churches, are you niggers paying attention?

why dont you niggers ever ask how come those candidates never walk the streets where those kids are getting kill by gun violence, how come they never walk to those precinct where those cops are killing the community, how come they never visit those prisons where they have young kids like Kalief Browder who are dying and destroy by the system, why they never go to prisons like the work house where you have single mothers doing a year for a ticket violation because they could not afford bail for $300, do you ever wonder why you dont have any black own businesses in your community, do you wonder why majority of you are renting paying high rent in your community, do you niggers know they just privatise half of dept of housing in NY City and it will go around the country? of course you niggers dont know all that, you are too busy waiting to argue with black men like me for speaking the truth and refuse to think like you, youre so mad you rather see me dead because you have to defend your master, thats why i call you niggers, slave niggers, i rather live a short life and die a proud black man instead of living a long life as a n***** being loyal to the people who enslaved me, do you niggers do your home work, about democrat presidents, congress and senate persons who used to own slaves in states like Pennsylvania during the underground railroad, you are serving your masters well dumb niggers, i have more to unleash but let me wait for a dumb n***** to respond so i can lit his ass on fire, there is always one and you know im waiting to finish any one of them, i hate niggers and will always love my strong black folks who fight every day to survive this hateful world

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