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Liberal tax reform critic tries to slam Sen. Tim Scott — then he shuts her down with the truth

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) harshly rebuked a liberal tax reform critic on Friday who said Scott has no idea what it's like to be poor. He hit back with the facts of his childhood. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

A liberal critic of the Senate GOP's tax reform bill criticized Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) on social media Friday during Senate debate on the bill. Scott was quick to hit back with a resounding response.

What happened?

It all began when actress Alyssa Milano encouraged her followers to watch the debate by linking to C-SPAN on Twitter. Then one of Milano's followers replied by criticizing a comment that Scott made on the Senate floor — that even a savings of $100 will help the country's poorest Americans.

Then someone doubled down and tagged Scott's Twitter handle, informing him of the reply — and what he saw as an insult.

How did Scott reply?

Even though he is now a U.S. senator, that doesn't mean Scott doesn't know what it's like to be a poor American or live in a family that struggles with finances. He was quick to inform his critics of that fact.

In response, Peltier told Scott: "Massive Respect to you for overcoming those disadvantages to get where you are now. My husband came from exactly such a childhood. That makes him even more concerned about those who didn’t make it out. Have you no compassion for them at all?"

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