On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher stated that for their response to President Joe Biden’s speech, “Republicans picked their one black senator, Tim Scott, who gets a lot of work on TV” and agreed with author and historian Nancy MacLean that Scott should ask why Republicans keep “making me run point?”
Maher said, “Republicans picked their one black senator, Tim Scott, who gets a lot of work on TV. And he said, ‘America is not a racist country.’ And, within 24 hours, Biden agreed with that, Kamala Harris agreed with that. I think it’s a silly paradigm to put — to begin with. Because it’s not an either-or. … Tim Scott, by his own account, he said one time he was pulled over seven times in a year. He said he’s been followed shopping, he’s the one black Republican senator, okay, this is evidence of racism.