Sen. Tim Scott, the only black Republican senator, was attacked as an “Uncle Tim” on Twitter after saying “America is not a racist country” during the GOP rebuttal to President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday.
The slur began to trend on Twitter after Scott noted in his speech that he has been the subject of derogatory comments about his race because of his political views.
“I’ve also experienced a different kind of intolerance — I’ve been called Uncle Tom and the N-word by progressives, by liberals. Just last week, a national newspaper suggested my family’s poverty was actually privilege because a relative owned land generations before my time,” Scott (R-SC) said.
Toure, an MSNBC contributor, remarked on Twitter that Scott “gets called Uncle Tom by progressives. But he’s an Uncle Tim.”
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) delivers the Republican response to Joe Biden’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, April 28,