Republicans Defend Sen. Tim Scott Amid Racist Attacks After His Rebuttal to Biden’s First Address

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) departs after House impeachment managers rested their case in impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump, on charges of inciting the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 11, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

Republican lawmakers are coming to the defense of Sen. Tim Scott after he faced a torrent of racist responses from some Democrats to his rebuttal to President Biden’s first address.

Speaking to Fox News Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called the smears against his GOP colleague “disgusting” before slamming Democrats and Twitter for allowing a racial slur to trend.

“Tim is a good friend, and he understands the miracle of opportunity that is America, that there’s no nation in the history of the world that has enabled so many people to start with nothing and achieve the American dream,” the Texas senator began.

The term “Uncle Tim” was a trending topic on Twitter. (Twitter)
Actress Yvette Nicole Brown was one of those to use the Uncle Tim phrase on Twitter. (Twitter)

After praising Scott for his characterization of racism in America, Cruz turned his focus toward Twitter, which allowed the racial slur “Uncle Tim” to appear on its list of trending topics for 12 hours after the speech.

“Twitter, on the other hand — listen, the left is intolerant, the left believes in cancel culture, and there are few things that enrage the left more than minorities that don’t sit down and shut up and obey.”

TV personality Scott Nevins has since apologized on Twitter for this tweet. (Twitter)
“Uncle Tim” trended on Twitter for 12 hours. (Twitter)
Policy analyst Javon Price spoke out against the “Uncle Tim” response from the left. (Twitter)

In an interview on the same network Thursday, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) also came to Scott’s defense, calling the racially based hatred her colleague received “shameful.”

“You know that’s shameful, that is shameful. If anybody knows Tim Scott, you know him to be the real deal. A wonderful human being that helps all of us understand his growing up, his challenges. He talked about that last night,” the West Virginia senator told anchor John Roberts.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Emily Jacobs