Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) blasted both sides of the aisle for “aiming for the lowest common denominator” by tying race into their political arguments.
In an official statement published on Monday, Scott pointed out the “racial controversy” faced by the Democratic Party, citing Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) attacks againt former Vice President Joe Biden for working with segregationists, as well as the shots against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her squad accusing the speaker of “singling out” women of color.
“Prior to this weekend, we saw the Democratic Party embroiled in racial controversy,” wrote Scott. “From Kamala Harris attacking Joe Biden on segregationists to four black and brown women chastising Democratic leadership for attacking women of color, it is clear the Democratic Party has serious issues along these lines.”
As IJR Blue reported, the president had his own racial controversy over the weekend after he claimed that four congresswomen should “go back” to their home countries, when only one of the four women of color was born outside of the U.S.
Scott continued on to say that President Donald Trump should be “sharing” how the Democrats’ “far-left, pro-socialist policies” are not the direction the nation should be heading instead of swinging at the congresswomen with “unacceptable personal attacks and racially offensive language” aimed at the “lowest common denominator.”
“Instead of sharing how the Democratic Party’s far-left, pro-socialist policies — not to mention the hateful language some of their members have used towards law enforcement and Jews — are wrong for the future of our nation, the President interjected with unacceptable personal attacks and racially offensive language. No matter our political disagreements, aiming for the lowest common denominator will only divide our nation further.”
— Ken Farnaso (@KenFarnaso) July 15, 2019
As IJR News previously reported, Trump published a series of tweets on Sunday where he told a group of congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” which many lawmakers on both sides have come out in condemnation of, including Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine).