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Sen. Tim Scott Says ‘America Is Not A Racist Country’ In SOTU Rebuttal, Folks Go IN + Twitter Blocks ‘Uncle Tim’ From Trending

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Republican Senator Tim Scott – the only Black Republican serving in the Senate – had social media on fire when he said “America is not a racist country” during his GOP rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s first address to Congress. Deets inside…

Senator Tim Scott’s (R-S.C.) rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s first address to Congress had social media on fire! Especially when he made the comment “America is not a racist country.”

First things first…

It was a historic night for our country as President Biden delivered an address to a joint session of Congress to mark his first 100 days in office and he made sure to highlight the women in charge – VP Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – in the room.

 

”Madame Speaker, Madame Vice President. No president has ever said those words from this podium and it’s about time,” he said from the podium in the House Chamber.

“In our first 100 Days together, we have acted to restore the people’s faith in our democracy to deliver,” he said. “We’re vaccinating the nation. We’re creating hundreds of thousands of jobs. We’re delivering real results people can see and feel in their own lives. Opening the doors of opportunity. Guaranteeing fairness and justice. That’s the essence of America. That’s democracy in action.”

President Biden didn’t shy away from some of the REAL issues the country is battling like systemic racism, white supremecy and police brutality during his State of the Union address.

In his response, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott – the only Black Republican serving in the Senate – accused Democrats of dividing the country by wielding race as “a political weapon.”

He defended the GOP against racism accusations:

“America is not a racist country,” Scott said. “It’s wrong to try to use our painful past to try to dishonestly shut down debates in the present. It’s backwards to fight discrimination with different types of discrimination. And it’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present,” he argued.

“I get called ‘Uncle Tom’ and the n-word by progressives, by liberals,” he said. “Just last week, a national newspaper suggested my family’s poverty was actually privilege because a relative owned land generations before my time.”

Maybe he didn’t have a proofreader to look over his speech because he claims America isn’t a racist country, but he also talked about his own experience of being discriminated against by police and being called racial slurs from liberals.

“I have experienced the pain of discrimination,” the 55-year-old said. “I know what it feels like to be pulled over for no reason and to be followed around a store while I’m shopping.”

But didn’t he say America wasn’t…nevermind.

Senator Scott also gave a shoutout to all of the “single mothers” holding it down:

We’re not sure where this sudden concern for single mothers is coming from when Republicans are the party of removing any and all social programs that would help and/or prevent single motherhood.  Sounds like a new Republican talking point that they believe will appeal to a certain group that they assume they can sway to their side.  The same way they act like they care about prison reform in order to sway black men as if that’s the only thing MAJORITY of black people care about. 

But, we digress.

You can watch his full GOP response below:

 

 

Needless to say, Twitter started lighting his a** up following his rebuttal:

Political strategist and commentator Ana Navarro-Cárdenas shared some notable tweets in response to Scott’s rebuttal:

 

So she doesn’t understand the “uncle” reference. Cool.

Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was seemingly napping during Biden’s addressl

 

 

During Sen. Scott’s speech and after, the term “Uncle Tim” started trending on Twitter. A spokesperson for the social media platform confirmed they decided to block the trend.

“This is in line with our policies on Trends, specifically: ‘We want Trends to promote healthy conversations on Twitter. This means that at times, we may not allow or may temporarily prevent content from appearing in Trends until more context is available. This includes Trends that violate The Twitter Rules,’” a Twitter spokesperson told National Review in an email.

This morning, Sen. Scott said “Uncle Tim” trending last night was “upsetting,” “disappointing,” and he said it shows the left “are literally attacking the color of my skin.”

“You cannot step down out of your lane, according to the liberal elite left,” he continued.

We can fight about whether we believe America is a racist nation until we’re blue in the face. However, we would rather see Congress get some of those bills on Biden’s desk to get signed so we can start moving forward!

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