Scott Campaign Press Release - Tim Scott Responds To Bowman: The Radical Left Uses Race As A Weapon To Escape Their Failures
"When I stand up to fight for the defenseless, when I give voice to the voiceless, it scares the dickens out of the radical Left." – Tim Scott
DALLAS COUNTY, IA – Today, Tim Scott joined The Mike Gallagher Show on Salem Radio Network. They spoke about Congressman Jamaal Bowman's disparaging comments about Tim and the liberal rage that ensued from Tim's standout debate performance.
Tim Scott: Mike it's the craziest thing ever. I will say that as a guy who's been discriminated against for many years of my life, I understand racism personally and intimately. Today's racists seem to wear the blue shirt more than it ever has in my opinion. Bottom line is simply this, that in today's America, the racist attacks I receive oftentimes, if not universally, comes from the radical left. They have weaponized race and class, Mike, for one purpose. It is to hold on to political power. You saw the Congressman [Bowman] yesterday referred to me as a Sambo. That is racistly racist. It is derogatory and unacceptable. But he's not an idiot. He is malicious. He's the guy that pulls the alarm in the House of Representatives, and to cover his tracks what does he do? He does what Joe Biden and the radical Left do. Every single time they hide behind the race card or the class card, they are willing to divide this country.
They're willing to tell young kids in the inner cities, living in poverty and single parent households, that you better shut up and sit down if you're not going to vote blue. That is the kind of demoralizing, debilitating message that comes from the radical Left. And they will use any group, anyone, any issue to hold on to their political power. It is disgusting, but it is consistent with the radical Left's desire to hold on to power. And they love weaponizing the issue of race against me. Mike, you know this as well as anybody else. When I wrote the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, they called me a prop. When I started working on refunding the police, they called me a token. When I pushed back on Joe Biden's agenda, they even called me the N word. But the proof of my life destroys the lies of the radical left. I'm running for president because I know America can, can do for anyone what she's done for me. And we have to restore hope and protect America at the exact same time. And I will be the man standing in the fire because I've benefited too much from this amazing country and the God who I serve.
Tim Scott: ...That is dangerous. However, to the radical Left, who wants to use race as a weapon to escape their failures. Think about big blue cities like Washington D.C. where you see a Democrat Congress member being carjacked. But frankly, it's not just a member of Congress, it's everyday people who live in fear. Grandmothers in Chicago and Los Angeles and D.C. are locked into their homes from the time the sun goes down until the time the sun comes up because of the crime spree that these liberal elites have unleashed on the poorest most vulnerable communities. And when I stand up to fight for the defenseless, when I give voice to the voiceless, it scares the dickens out of the radical Left, not because they just wanna punish me, they wanna punish any person of color who dares to stand up and think for themselves that the Great Opportunity Party might have the solutions that have failed to manifest after generation, after generation, after generation in these liberal cities.
Tim Scott, Scott Campaign Press Release - Tim Scott Responds To Bowman: The Radical Left Uses Race As A Weapon To Escape Their Failures Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/367679