Rep. Maxine Waters claimed people have witnessed the country “get more racist” with every passing day.
“As we watched the invasion of the Capitol on Jan. 6, those people following Trump say they were taking back their government, and they were willing to harm people,” Waters said Sunday on KTLA’s Inside California Politics, in response to Sen. Tim Scott’s Republican rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress last week.
“Not only were they willing to harm people, but Capitol Police, who happened to be people of color, African American, they were calling them names of the N-word. Every day, we have seen this nation get more racist than anybody thought perhaps [it] would be at this point in time,” she said.
In his speech, Scott said, “Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country,” and spoke in defense of Georgia’s election integrity law, which has been panned by liberals as disenfranchising black voters.
“I’m an African American who has voted in the South all my life,” he added. “I take voting rights personally. Republicans support making it easier to vote and harder to cheat.”
Scott was subsequently attacked on Twitter as an “Uncle Tim,” a variation of the offensive phrase “Uncle Tom,” with the derogatory name trending on Twitter due to how much it was used. Twitter subsequently blocked it from trending but did not remove tweets that contained the phrase.
Scott hit back against Democrats and social media commenters last week, calling their attacks “disappointing.”
“It has been an amazing morning with so many good people calling, but the Left has doubled down,” Scott said during a Fox News appearance Thursday. “They are not going to attack my policies. They are literally attacking the color of my skin. You cannot step out of your lane according to the liberal-elite Left.”
“It was upsetting certainly, but it was so disappointing that those people who want to be respected and given the opportunity to live their lives any way they want to, they don’t want the same thing for you and me, Steve. What they want for us is for us to stay in a little, small corner and not go against the tide that they think is America. Their America and my America aren’t the same America, if, in fact, they think that discriminating is the fastest way to end discrimination,” Scott added.
Author: Emma Colton
Source: Washington Examiner: Maxine Waters says ‘every day we have seen this nation get more racist’