Scott Calls out Both Sides for ‘Aiming for the Lowest Common Denominator’ by Tying Race Into Political Spats

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08: Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) heads for the Senate chamber to vote to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be the next U.S. Attorney General at the U.S. Capitol February 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. The first U.S. senator to endorse Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, Sessions was confirmed in a 52-47 vote to become the nation's top law enforcement official after two decades as a Republican senator from Alabama. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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.”

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).

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Patti Harrison

Don’t understand why these four racist, rude, and crass women women would still be given a platform to speak, as they sound like entitled spoiled selfish brats, who have not a clue as what the Constitution really means! I am soooooo tired of hearing them speak!

Bonnie Keever

These four have been spewing hate talk for a long time and dividing this country not Trump I agree he should of let the Democrats destroy themselves but he didn’t I knew what he meant he is not racist

Dave Hardesty

When I was in school they taught that you write to the level of your audience. In politics it seems that our politicians speak to the lowest level of our population and the ‘in your face’ rude uncivilized method is employed to reach everyone looking to be insulted so they can rudely express themselves in an uncivilized manner. Many of our politicians behave like spoiled four-year old children.


A breath of fresh air common sense and courtesy!


I’ve always heard that when your opponent is digging herself into a hole, you get out of the way and let them. That’s what Trump should have done with these Dems. No need to insert himself into a “cat” fight.


National origin doesn’t equate to “race” as so many are trying to do in order to paint the President with racist colors. The prez very explicitly pointed out that citizens, in particular certain members of congress, who deride and express antipathy for their country, particularly those in positions of trust like congressmen (ha ha), would do better to leave the country than continue to attack it from their taxpayer provided soapboxes. The great majority of Americans recognize and agree that Trump was criticizing the actions and not the identities of these traitorously speaking individuals. For those who don’t like his… Read more »


Both sides in Washington are more worried about keeping their job than actually doing their job. With the Democrats it means Destroy everything that is America, With the Republicans it means keeping their jobs instead of standing up for what their voters want. Neither party cares one iota about this country or the American people.


The Democrats are doing everything they can to destroy our country and the Republicans are doing absolutely NOTHING to protect our country.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX), the Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, speaks to the news media after attending a closed House Republican Conference meeting with the U.S. President Donald Trump among others at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

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