Tim Scott responds to Biden: 'America is not a racist country'

By The Christian Post

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., delivers a response to President Joe Biden's address to the 117th United States Congress, Apr. 28, 2021. | YouTube/CNBC Television
In his response to President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of the 117th United States Congress, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., pushed back on the president’s contention that systemic racism plagues the country, asserting that “America is not a racist country.”

Scott, who has served in the U.S. Senate since 2013, is the only African American Republican serving in the chamber. He began his response to Biden’s address by accusing Biden of failing to live up to his promises to “unite a nation, to lower the temperature, [and] to govern for all Americans, no matter how we voted.”

“Our nation is starving for more than empty platitudes," Scott said. "We need policies and progress that brings us closer together, but three months in, the actions of the president and his party are pulling us further and further apart.”

Stressing the need for common ground, Scott proclaimed, “Nowhere do we need common ground more desperately than in our discussions of race.”

While acknowledging that he had “experienced the pain of discrimination” and that “our healing is not finished” on the issue of race, he praised the U.S. for making “tremendous progress” and criticized the people “making money and gaining power by pretending we haven’t made any progress at all by doubling down on the divisions we’ve worked so hard to heal.”

Source:The Christian Post