Some prominent liberal groups, including Black Lives Matter and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), haven’t weighed in on the “Uncle Tim” Twitter insults lobbed at Sen. Tim Scott Wednesday night.
Scott, R-S.C., the only Black Republican in the Senate, delivered Republicans’ response to President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress.
The senator, who is behind a push for police reform legislation and had a bill on the issue blocked via filibuster by Senate Democrats last year, made headlines by declaring “America is not a racist country.”
GOP SC Sen Scott on Fox: It is stunning that in 2021 those who speak about indiscrimination want to end it with more discrimination…but the left is, they are going to double down and not attack my policies but they are literally attacking the color of my skin.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) April 29, 2021
“I’ve also experienced a different kind of intolerance,” Scott also said. “I get called Uncle Tom and the N-word by progressives, by liberals. Just last week, a national newspaper suggested my family’s poverty was actually a privilege.”