Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) went on Fox News on Friday to address the backlash he has received for saying that “woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy.”
Scott made this comment earlier this week after MSNBC host Joy Reid described the South Carolina Republican senator as a “patina of diversity” and a “token wrong.”
CNN host Don Lemon had a full meltdown over Scott’s “woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy,” saying, “Do you want to explain who these woke supremacists are? Because I looked really carefully and … I haven’t seen any woke supremacists.”
“I never saw — I’ve never seen a woke supremacist lynching anybody,” Lemon added.
In today’s interview, Scott fired back by saying that America will never achieve unity until leftists speak out against the hate that is constantly thrown at black conservatives.
“I would say that white supremacy and woke supremacy from their roots in racism and discrimination,” Scott said. “It is bad. I am not talking about tomorrow or yesterday. I’m talking about today. If we don’t deal with it today, we are going to have something on our hands that we can’t deal with. It was the woke supremacists, by the way, who said that me and Herschel Walker were the ‘coon squad.’”
“If you watch the folks who are yelling the loudest right now, it includes people who are at their wits’ end because there are African-Americans who willing to speak their minds from a conservative perspective,” he added. “Why that requires people to call my office and threaten my life; why that requires me to have a security detail because I decide to stand up for my values, my convictions based on my faith, I don’t understand that.”
“So, Don Lemon can say whatever Don Lemon wants to say, but until he has taken a serious look at what is happening on his side of the aisle and come out strong against that, we’re going to continue to have a conversation in America that keeps us divided and not building a bridge so that we can live in this nation together,” Scott concluded.