Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has been suffering the slings and arrows of racism for as long as he’s been in politics. He has repeatedly been the target of heinous attacks, simply because he is a conservative who chooses not to toe the line of the Democrat Party.
Scott has been attacked with all of the traditional, vile racist epithets that are usually thrown at minority Republicans (see here and here for context). Scott even read some of his most vile hate mail on the floor of the Senate once:
The remarks he received included:
You are a disgrace to the black race.
You are an Uncle Tom, Scott. You’re for Sessions. How does a black man turn on his own?
Senator Tim Scott is not an Uncle Tom—he doesn’t have a shred of honor. He’s a house negro, like theo ne in ‘Django’.
I’m in complete horror. A black man who’s a racist against black people. A big Uncle Tom piece of fertilizer. Think for yourself, you’re a disgrace to your race.
“You see, what I’m surprised by—just a smidgen—is that the liberal left that desires for all of us to be tolerant, do not want to be tolerant of anyone that disagrees with where they are coming from,” he said.
“So the definition of tolerance isn’t that Americans experience a high level of tolerance. It’s that all Americans who agree with them experiences this so-called tolerance.”
While Senator Scott may have gotten “used” to the attacks, the rest of us are still horrified by the behavior of these racist so-called “liberals.” Sadly, the attacks against the Senator have not abated, in fact this week his Wikipedia page was vandalized and changed to call the Senator some vile things.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, the only black Republican senator, was the target of racist comments yet again.
ScottBanks, the username of the person who made the bigoted changes, has since been blocked indefinitely on Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia where entries are created and edited by its users regardless of expertise.
A review of the user’s account history shows the digital editor had a propensity for making edits to the Wikipedia entries of two other high-profile black politicians: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, who was recently under consideration for an assistant secretary position at the Department of Homeland Security.
The user was blocked after their account was identified as a “vandalism only account.”
Senator Scott is taking the attack in stride, and showing the class that he has become known for:
Hitting me where it hurts…my wikipedia page. https://t.co/d6ebQ2Q3gX
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) June 20, 2017