U.S. Sen. Tim Scott from South Carolina went on to say “America is not a racist country” during a rebuke of President Biden for comments he made during his address to Congress on Wednesday.
Scott, who currently serves as the only black Republican in the Senate, pushed back against Biden’s claim that the greatest threat to our country right now is white supremacy.
“Hear me clearly,” Scott stated sternly. “America is not a racist country.”
The South Carolina Senator then went on to discuss how the GOP has been supportive of policies and reforms for the criminal justice system and has encouraged employment regardless of a person’s race.
“Just before COVID, we had the most inclusive economy in my lifetime,” he said. “The lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians, and a 70 year low nearly for women. Wages were growing faster for the bottom 25% than the top 25%. That happened because Republicans focused on expanding opportunity for all Americans.”
Scott added that he understands the “pain of discrimination” and that he hopes Democrats will not block or ignore efforts to pass police reform legislation.
Scott also touched on the coronavirus, school closures, and the push to add new justices to the Supreme Court.
The left is continuing to push a narrative that is formed and shaped more by critical race theory than it is any sort of real objective evidence proving we are a racist country.
We aren’t. We’ve made great strides of progress beyond that, thankfully. America does not have systemic racism. Individual racism, yes that still exists, but the system that we built here is for everyone regardless of skin color.