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Dem Senate candidate Gary Chambers accuses GOP Sen. Tim Scott of supporting 'racist political ideology against his own people for a 'seat at the table''

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Gary Chambers, a Democrat seeking election to serve as a U.S. Senator from the state of Louisiana, has declared that Republican Sen. Tim Scott's vote against confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court "is a disgrace."

"There are 3 Black men in the U.S. Senate, 1 of them, Tim Scott voted no on confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. There is always one of us, who thinks they know better than the rest of us Black folks. His no vote is a disgrace. Yea I said it," Chambers tweeted.

"Votes from Scott consistently show he will chose racist political ideology against his own people for a 'seat at the table,'" Chambers said in another tweet.

The Senate confirmed Jackson in a 53-47 vote on Thursday, and Scott was one of the 47 GOP lawmakers who voted against confirmation. Scott, who in June, 2021, voted against confirming Jackson to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, issued a statement this week noting that he would vote against confirming Jackson to the high court. Jackson is slated to fill Justice Stephen Breyer's seat later this year after he retires.

Earlier this year, Chambers released a campaign ad that featured footage of him smoking marijuana. "Most of the people police are arresting aren't dealers, but rather people with small amounts of pot, just like me," Chambers said in a voiceover during the video.

The candidate later released an ad in which he burned a Confederate flag and claimed that "remnants of the Confederacy remain" throughout the American south.

Left-wing MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid attacked Scott in a tweet on Tuesday. "He let @LindseyGrahamSC & the sheriffs dog-walk him and destroy police reform after pretending to work on it and now he'll go along with Lindsey's barking-dog racism against Judge Jackson because: he's Tim Scott," Reid wrote.

Scott responded to Reid's remarks during an interview on Fox News.

"What is so offensive about what Joy is saying is that a black man cannot think for himself. I have to follow somebody else. That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard," Scott said.

"There are millions of Americans who happen to be black, who want to think for themselves, who will think for themselves, but the power of the liberal elite wants to attack us like vicious dogs because they do not want anyone standing up" against "what they are doing, leading our country in the wrong direction," Scott said.

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