Tim Scott calls out the left’s fake ‘tolerance,’ reads racist tweets blasting him for supporting Sessions

The left is quick to preach tolerance and slam conservatives for what they see as racism, but a South Carolina senator is exposing their hypocrisy.

Sen. Tim Scott minced no words as he addressed the deluge of racist tweets he has received since announcing his support for Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions more than a month ago.

Sessions was confirmed by a 52-47 vote Wednesday night, but hours before the Republican senator took to the Senate floor to display how America is “being torn apart by extremes on both ends” as he read some of the bigoted tweets attacking him.

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“I’ve been called everything that you can think of from a racial perspective. Good, not too often. Bad, very constantly,” he said.

Scott, the only black Senate Republican, read tweets that accused him of being a “House Negro” and a “disgrace to the black race” for supporting Sessions.

“You are an Uncle Tom, Scott. You’re for Sessions. How does a black man turn on his own,” Scott said, reading selections from the backlash he has received. “Tim Scott … doesn’t have a shred of honor. He’s a House Negro like the one in ‘Django.’”

Scott added, “I left out all the ones that used the ‘n-word.’ Just felt like that would not be appropriate.”

In the 30 minute speech, Scott exposed “the liberal left that speaks and desires for all of us to be tolerant do not want to be tolerant of anyone that disagrees with where they are coming from.”

Scott defended President Donald Trump’s embattled nominee who faced fierce opposition from liberals, civil rights leaders and Democratic lawmakers because of alleged racial remarks he had made. Sessions was confirmed Wednesday by a vote of 52-47.

“He is not a racist,” Scott said. “Jeff Sessions has earned my support. And I will hold him accountable if and when we disagree.”

Scott’s speech did little to move members of “the resistance” who seem determined to keep their eyes and ears closed to truths like the senator shared.

But Scott’s words certainly were taken to heart by many Twitter users who applauded his stand.

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Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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