Republican Sen. Tim Scott: ‘Woke Supremacy Is as Bad as White Supremacy’
Senator responds to MSNBC’s Joy Reid's remarks
Sen. Tim Scott responded to MSNBC’s Joy Reid's remarks calling him a “patina of diversity” and a “token wrong.”
During a broadcast of FNC’s “Fox News Primetime,” Scott said Reid’s justification was to validate the so-called COVID relief package, referring to it as a "progressive payment plan.”
“Let me just say this on what you just said, woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy,” Scott said.
“We need to take that seriously."
"And to all those folks who oppose good common sense," he added.
"Matthew 5:44 is still available to be read and read."
"But two the COVID relief package, let me just say this: It is not a COVID relief package," he stated.
"It’s more of a progressive payment plan because it pays everybody, it pays cities, it pays states, it pays prisoners."
"Think about this tree, California that is predicted to have a $19 billion surplus gets $40 billion out of the fund of $350 billion set aside for states that need help.”
“If you don’t need help, you shouldn’t get it,” Scott continued.
“And why is the taxpayer, or why are all taxpayers funding and subsidizing blue states that have surpluses 1 percent of this bill, Trey?"
"Well, 1% goes to vaccines, less than 10 percent goes to COVID relief."
"In other words, as Bernie Sanders said, this is the most progressive piece of legislation to pass the Senate since he’s been a Senator that says a lot when you make Bernie Sanders blush over progressive policies.”
Last month, Neon Nettle reported the Democrats’ coronavirus bill contains policies amounting to at least $312 billion that are unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic, according to an analysis by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.
The analysis of the House coronavirus bill stated it:
"…is much larger than the needs of the economy, much of its spending is poorly targeted, it includes a number of measures unrelated to the COVID pandemic and economic crisis, and it would abruptly cut off aid to unemployed workers at the end of August."
The think tank noted the bill contains “at least $312 billion of policies that have little to do with the current crisis.”