To: M Kehoe; Blue House Sue
In a frank Washington Post op-ed, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., asked, Why are Republicans accused of racism? Because were silent on things like this. To their credit, many Republican office holders were quick to condemn the provocative remarks, with Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst tweeting, I condemn Rep. Steve Kings comments on white supremacy; they are offensive and racist and not representative of our state of Iowa. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was also fed up, telling NBCs Meet the Press, What Steve King said was stupid. It was stupid, it was hurtful, it was wrong. And he needs to stop it. I think all of us ought to be united regardless of party in saying white supremacism, white nationalism is hatred, it is bigotry, it is evil, it is wrong. And I think we need that clarity. And I'm certainly going to urge everyone to provide that clarity."
Republicans are always willing to throw one of their own under the bus in order to prove to Democrats and to the media how politically correct they are. College Campus Social Justice Warriors aren't the only ones who virtue-signal.
At worst, what King said was tactlessly worded. It pales in comparison to the blatant anti-white hatred that's normal rhetoric for many Democrats.
I’m frankly disappointed in Tim Scott. While keenly aware of the terrific pressure black conservatives are under, this should be our time to shine, not shrink!
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