One of the funniest bits on late night talk shows involves celebrities reading “mean tweets.” Not only are the tweets funny when the target of the ire reads them, but it’s a nice comeuppance to those who choose to be jerks.
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) recently delivered a “mean tweets” segment of his own on the Senate floor when he read some of the awful, racist things people have tweeted to and about him over his support for the nomination of his fellow senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL). Scott even called out the Twitter users themselves.
“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.”
Scott, who earlier evoked the civil rights heroes who made his ascension to the Senate possible, concluded with an observation about the so-called “tolerance” from the Left:
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.
So stay classy, Leftist trolls. Senator Scott will call you out for the bigots you truly are.
Check out the whole clip here: