Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., officially announced his campaign for the presidency early this week. The hosts of “The View” immediately criticized him for his Christian faith and impressive life story.
Host Whoopi Goldberg suggested Scott has “Clarence Thomas syndrome.” Thomas, a conservative U.S. Supreme Court justice from neighboring Georgia, has long been attacked by the left for not toeing what they believe is the proper jurisprudential line based on his skin color Co-host Sunny Hostin further claimed one of Scott’s “issues” is that he believes because he made it coming from an impoverished black family in the South, everyone can make it.
Scott told Fox News that Hostin had it backwards when she claimed his story is “the exception, not the rule.”
“Meekness is not weakness,” he said. “I believe in the Gospel. I believe Matthew 5:44 says ‘Love your enemies,’ but if you break into my house, I also believe in the Second Amendment. We have to ignore the far left by disproving their lies by our actions. Here’s the funny thing: The host, Sunny, wants to be judged by the content of her character, not the color of her skin. The fact of the matter is America is a story of evolution — a never-told story of evolution in too many of our schools that are indoctrinating our kids instead of educating our kids.”
Scott said he is the rule, not the exception, in that every American child matriculating through a failing public school can look to leftwing teachers unions as the reason they are not getting a proper education.
“Every parent who wants a choice,” he said. “Look to the Republican Party. Look to the GOP, but more importantly, look at Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans — the majority of Americans all agree on school choice.”
In response to the overall tenor of response from his critics, Scott said there is “no question my life disproves the lies of the radical left” and their “culture of victimhood is eating away at the soul of America.”
Scott said his grandfather was illiterate and worked in cotton fields but was very wise in that he instilled in his grandson the mantra that “you can be bitter or better, but you can’t be both,” saying that too many people buy into the former mindset.
“I say, `not on my watch,’” he said. “Let’s tell the whole story of America rising.”