South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R) on Wednesday delivered the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s Joint Address to Congress. Throughout the course of his speech, Scott focused on unifying the nation while promoting conservative values.
Here are the five best moments from his response.
America is not a racist country.
“Today, kids are being taught that the color of their skin defines them again and if they look a certain way, they’re an oppressor. From colleges to corporations to our culture, people are making money and gaining power by pretending we haven’t made any progress at all by doubling down on the divisions we’ve worked so hard to heal,” he explained.
“You know this stuff is wrong. Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country. It’s backwards [sic] 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.”
“I get called Uncle Tom and the N word