Sen. Tim Scott Responds To Being Called A "Token" Black Republican: "Woke Supremacy Is As Bad As White Supremacy" | Video | RealClearPolitics

Sen. Tim Scott Responds To Being Called A "Token" Black Republican: "Woke Supremacy Is As Bad As White Supremacy"

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FOX News host Trey Gowdy got heated Wednesday night over comments made by MSNBC personality Joy Reid about Sen. Tim Scott, the only black Republican currently serving in the U.S. Senate.

Gowdy defended Scott, who he called a respected friend and colleague, against claims that he is nothing more than a 'token' black person in the GOP while hosting "FOX News Primetime."

"Tim Scott is a United States senator who worked his tail off to be part of nearly every significant policy conversation this country has," Gowdy said. "He can stand wherever the hell he wants to stand and any group he wants to stand with because he has earned the right to be there. The fact that you see a black man as a prop, Joy Reid, says a lot more about you than it does about Tim Scott."


Reid's comments:



Joining Gowdy, Tim Scott said that comments like Reid’s need to be "taken seriously" and urged Reid to read an excerpt from the Bible, Matthew 5:44, about loving one's enemies: "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you."

"Woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy. We need to take that seriously," Scott said about Reid's comments, saying "when she calls a United States Senator who's a subject matter expert a prop, a token, or a superficial covering, that's personal and that's wrong and she should be held to account."
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