Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) called out his bigoted detractors on social media to show the level of discourse being thrown his way because of his support for President Trump’s nomination for the Attorney General and his Senate colleague, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions. He read the tweets on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday.
“I go on to read from folks who wanted to share their opinions about my endorsing Jeff Sessions,” he began, quoting from tweets that were sent to him. “You are a disgrace to the black race,” and, “You are an “Uncle Tom” Scott. You are for Sessions. How does a black man turn on his own?”
“He doesn’t have a shred of honor, He’s a ‘house negro’,” another one read, according to Scott. “A black man who is racist against black people. A big ‘Uncle Tom’ piece of fertilizer.”
“I left out all the ones that use the n-word,” Scott continued. “I just felt like that would be not appropriate.”