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Tim Scott reads bigoted insults tweeted to him for supporting Sessions nomination

Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) speaks from the Senate floor. Image Source: Twitter Video.

Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) called out his bigoted detractors on social media to show the level of discourse being thrown his way because of his support for President Trump's nomination for the Attorney General and his Senate colleague, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions. He read the tweets on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday.

"I go on to read from folks who wanted to share their opinions about my endorsing Jeff Sessions," he began, quoting from tweets that were sent to him. "You are a disgrace to the black race," and, "You are an "Uncle Tom" Scott. You are for Sessions. How does a black man turn on his own?"

"He doesn't have a shred of honor, He's a 'house negro'," another one read, according to Scott. "A black man who is racist against black people. A big 'Uncle Tom' piece of fertilizer."

"I left out all the ones that use the n-word," Scott continued. "I just felt like that would be not appropriate."

You see what I'm surprised by, just a smidgen, is that the liberal left that speaks and desires for all of us to be tolerant, do not want to be tolerant of anyone that disagrees with where they are coming from. So the definition of tolerance isn't that all Americans experience a full level of tolerance, it's that all Americans that agree with them experience this so-called tolerance.

Debate in the upper house of the legislature has become overtly contentious over the confirmation of Trump's nominations, especially that of Sessions, who is accused of being a racist by Democrats. Passions boiled over on Tuesday night when Senator Liz Warren (D-Mass.) read a letter by Coretta Scott King to accuse Sessions of racism, and was asked to sit down for breaching Senate rules.

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