‘Woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy’ Senator Tim Scott slams liberal MSNBC host Joy Reid for calling him a GOP prop as the only black Republican in the upper chamber
- Republican Senator Tim Scott bashed liberal MSNBC host Joy Reid on Monday for calling him a GOP ‘prop’ as the only black Republican senator
- ‘Woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy. We need to take that seriously,’ the South Carolina senator told Fox News
- Former South Carolina representative and now Fox News host Trey Gowdy said Reid ‘should be held accountable’ for her comments against black conservatives
Senator Tim Scott bashed MSNBC host Joy Reid on Monday for pushing ‘woke supremacy’, lashing out against her claims that he’s a ‘Republican prop’ as the only black GOP senator.
‘When she calls a United States Senator who’s a subject matter expert a prop, a token, or a superficial covering, that’s personal and that’s wrong and she should be held to account,’ Fox News host and former South Carolina representative Trey Gowdy said when speaking with Scott.
‘Woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy,’ Scott told Gowdy on Monday. ‘We need to take that seriously.’
Reid claimed that Republicans are just using Scott to show a ‘patina of diversity’ within the party and has repeatedly pleaded for the South Carolina senator not to succumb to that role. She also has a history of smearing black conservatives.
‘You’ve got to love Tim Scott standing there to provide the patina of diversity over that round of words, that basket full of words,’ Reid said during a segment on her show with progressive Representative Pramila Jayapal.
Republican Sen. Tim Scott (right) bashed MSNBC host Joy Reid Monday for calling him a GOP ‘prop’. He said: ‘Woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy. We need to take that seriously’
Former S.C. representative and now Fox News host Trey Gowdy said the liberal host (pictured left) ‘should be held accountable’ for her comments against black conservatives
Scott responded to the comments by saying people need to read the Bible verse Matthew 5:44, which urges people to love their enemies.
In 2013, Scott was appointed by then South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to take retiring Senator Jim DeMint’s seat when he stepped aside to become president of conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation.
He retained his seat officially after winning a special election in 2014 and won his first full term election in 2016. He is up for reelection in 2022.
Scott is the first African American to be a U.S. Senator from South Carolina.
Reid often slams black conservatives, suggesting they are a way for Republicans to act like they are a diverse party.
In 2012, Reid wrote an ‘open letter’ to Scott when Haley appointed him to the Senate. She urged at the time that he not allow himself to become a ‘token’ for conservatives.
Gowdy slammed the MSNBC host for attacking Scott based on his race.
‘Unsurprising that someone like Joy would stoop that low – I guess that’s what you do in the absence of a substantive policy critique’ Gowdy said.
During her election coverage in November, Reid used a racist slur against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who is black. She called him ‘Uncle Clarence,’ a reference to the ‘Uncle Tom’ stereotype.