A giant speaking level for the present incarnation of the GOP is that racism doesn’t exist. Throughout his current handle to America, Joe Biden talked about systemic racism and the way the nation would possibly fight the difficulty.
To Tim Scott, who gave the rebuttal to Biden’s speech, it isn’t all that massive a deal. The South Carolina lawmaker said to viewers, “Hear me clearly: America isn’t a racist nation. It’s backwards to battle discrimination with various kinds of discrimination. And it’s unsuitable to attempt to use our painful previous to dishonestly shut down debates within the current.”
Scott gave an odd rationalization for his feedback throughout a Sunday look on Meet the Press. He told John Dickerson:
“One of many causes I’ve requested to guide this police reform dialog on my facet of the aisle is as a result of I personally perceive the ache of being stopped 18 instances driving whereas Black. I’ve additionally seen the fantastic thing about when officers go door to door with me on Christmas morning delivering presents to youngsters in probably the most underserved communities. So I believe I deliver an equilibrium to the dialog,” he stated. “That offers me purpose to be hopeful.”
Republicans usually have a troublesome time explaining their insurance policies. This, nonetheless, was a doozy. Whereas attempting to argue that the nation isn’t biased, Scott gave an ideal instance of systemic racism.
Watch a clip of the phase beneath, courtesy of ABC:
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