MSNBC host Tiffany Cross let loose on Senator Tim Scott over his rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress.
On Wednesday night, the South Carolina senator delivered the GOP response to President Biden’s speech, and drew heavy criticism from opponents over some of the claims he made.
And on Twitter, a play on the “Uncle Tom” slur began to trend around Scott’s declaration that “America is not a racist country,” although during the speech that Sen. Scott was rebutting when he said “America is not a racist country,” President Biden did not say America is a racist country.
On Saturday morning’s edition of The Cross Connection, Ms. Cross placed herself firmly in the camp of Scott’s critics with a blistering commentary that was centered around the nationwide Republican effort to pass restrictive voting laws:
So thirsty for white approval, this dude actually stood on the national stage to defend the voter suppression law in Georgia even though, as of last month, 361 bills were being introduced in 47 states to keep people who look like him out of the ballot box.
The ability to shame the ancestors and appease the oppressors in one speech, that’s extreme. Though not quite like the domestic violent extremism that the Department of Homeland security is investigating within its own ranks, mind you. But please senator, say more about how unracist the country is while you trot out that tired line about going from cotton to Congress to clown.
Perhaps this was merely Senator Scott’s audition to be Sam Jackson’s understudy in the film Django, because as a descendant of the enslaved, and damn near a daily survivor of institutional racism, I can assure you the question “Is America a racist country?” is one that has been asked and answered many times over.
Yet we still love America, not for what it was, but for what it could be.
On this one, you’re not only in the wrong side of the aisle, Senator Scott, but you’re embarrassingly on the wrong side of history as well.”