Sen. Tim Scott Calls Racist NAACP's Charges "Ridiculous, Baseless & Laughable"


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The new junior Senator from South Carolina, Tim Scott, took to Fox News’ “On The Record” with Greta Van Susteren to fire back at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President’s smears, which claimed that he doesn’t “believe in civil rights.”

Scott called the NAACP President’s claims “ridiculous” and “baseless.”

Van Susteren asked, “All right, what do you make of the NAACP? He says, the president, that you don’t believe in civil rights.”

Scott said, “I think it’s ridiculous.”

When asked why NAACP president Ben Jealous would say that, the Senator responded, “Well, I mean, I think the — the — some folks really want to find a way to make race more of a part of their conversation going forward, and I think that it’s time for us to continue to move forward as a nation. If you really think about where we are, we have the most diverse freshman class in the Senate perhaps in its history. America has made amazing steps forward, and we will continue to make steps forward as we focus on those issues that bring us together. Economic freedom is a real opportunity in this nation for a lot of folks. The way we get there is by making sure that family incomes go up while government spending goes down.”

Van Susteren followed up, “Do you think he would have said that if were you a Democrat, or do you think that this is truly based on your voting record as a member of the House of Representatives?”

“Well, certainly, there’s no doubt that one of the things I realized is that folks like Mr. Jealous believe that a larger government somehow means more freedo,” Scott said. “I just complete completely disagree.”

“So is that why you think that he says that to you?” Van Susteren asked. “That — I mean, OK, there’s size of government and there’s civil rights. He’s hitting you for civil rights.”

“Yes,” answered the junior Senator. “It’s baseless, but at the end of the day, if you find a way to perhaps fund-raise off this election process for the — for some folks, maybe that’s a good thing for them, but it’s not a good thing for the country … Once again, it’s almost laughable. Unfortunately, some people take it pretty seriously. The way I really look at it, honestly, is that we have some serious issues and some serious opportunities, and I want to focus on the serious opportunities to move moving people forward. I think about the fact that here I am sitting here, having this conversation with you, a kid growing up in a single-parent household, a mom who believed in a future that I could not see, a mentor that came along and taught me very simple business principles. And it works! It works! And if we were to unleash free markets throughout this country, if we would address the antiquated system that we have on taxation, if we would lower our corporate taxes, we’d see prosperity in this nation in a way that we haven’t seen in a long time. We have an opportunity to inspire Americans, and yet we’re going to have to have a conversation about the lowest common denominator of fear.”

Do I really need to add anything to this? I think Senator Scott handled himself well and thoroughly demonstrated just who the real oppponents of civil rights are. They are led by the Democrat Party and the racist organization known as the NAACP.

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