'Token,' 'Minstrel Show': Ugly Comments Directed at Selma Delegation Co-Chair Scott
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) led the congressional delegation to Selma this weekend with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), a pilgrimage which carried deep meaning for the first African-American senator elected from the south since Reconstruction but brought out the ugly in a fair number of his foes. A sampling:
@SenatorTimScott You're a disgrace to the memory of Parks and MLK. You approve of voter suppression. You're a conservative whore. Shame on u
— Greg (@BuckNayked) March 8, 2015
@SenatorTimScott Token Black has the nerve to speak on an issue that he nor his party supports while relying on voter suppression and lies!
— Wil Madison (@WilMadison) March 8, 2015
— Rick (@qdog1125) March 7, 2015
Though the senator gets this sort of reaction whenever he opens his mouth on any policy matter:
@SenatorTimScott Say that again Uncle Tom?
— RonJDomer (@ronjdomer) March 3, 2015