Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) has revealed the shocking amount of animosity he received from the Left for daring to be a black conservative who voted in favor of the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to serve as President Donald Trump’s attorney general.
“I’m used to being attacked. If you sign up to be a black conservative, the chances are very high you will be attacked,” Scott said on the Senate floor. “It comes with the territory and I’ve had it for twenty years. Two decades.”
He went on to claim that many of his friends and colleagues are not aware of the kinds of brutal messages he gets from the Left, who then accuse him of not doing enough to further the cause of black Americans.
That’s when Scott pulled out “pages” of hateful Twitter comments that he received for supporting Sessions.
“Senator (Uncle) Tim Scott: everyone in South Carolina who happens to be a left-winger knows that Tim Scott is an Uncle Tom. Sh*t is documented,” one tweet read.
“A white man in a black body, Tim Scott backs Jeff Sessions for attorney general,” read another.
Yet other tweets read by Scott revealed several messages that echoed the “Uncle Tom” line and accused Scott of being a traitor to “his own.” Scott ironically noted that his chief of staff – one of the only black chiefs of staff in the Senate – was lambasted as “not black enough.”