The day following President Biden’s address and subsequent GOP response, The View’s Sunny Hostin claimed Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-SC) “was used in [a] way” to perpetuate a “Republican ideology” that racism doesn’t exist in America.
To Hostin, Scott’s presence alone sends a message. “He was chosen because he is the only black Republican Senator,” Hostin said.
She disagreed with Scott’s use of so-called “buzz words” and wanted him to instead call out “systemic” issues. “I was disappointed that he said America is not a racist country without also talking about the systemic racism that is plaguing this country.”
On Twitter, she compared Scott to Daniel Kaluuya’s character Chris in “Get Out,” a film that symbolizes racist ideologies. In the film, Chris is surrounded by ill-intentioned white people from whom he must escape from or face the consequence of having a white person possess his body.
Hostin also said she was “disappointed” that Biden didn’t hit on student loan forgiveness more. “Student loans are crippling people,” the former prosecutor said. She graduated from Notre Dame Law School in the 90’s.
Scott was trending on Twitter under the nickname “Uncle Tim” in reference to “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Eventually, Twitter blocked the topic. He claims he is being targeted simply because of his race.
“The left has doubled down that they are going to, not attack my policies, but they’re literally attacking the color of my skin,” the South Carolinian senator said in an interview with Fox News.
Many joined Hostin in calling out Scott for saying America is not racist, but he doubled down. “Their America and my America aren’t the same America, if in fact they think that discriminating is the fastest way to end discrimination,” Scott said.
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Kamala Harris Loses Two More Staffers
Two more staffers are reportedly leaving their jobs in Vice President Kamala Harris’ office, according to the Washington Post. The news comes just after Harris’ chief spokeswoman, Symone Sanders, announced her departure.
“Symone Sanders, the senior adviser and chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris, is expected to leave the White House at the end of the year, according to five administration officials familiar with the matter,” Politico reported.
In addition to Sanders, “Peter Velz, director of press operations, and Vince Evans, deputy director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the vice president’s office, have also told others in the vice president’s office that they are leaving, according to two administration officials,” the Washington Post reported.
Earlier this week, Sanders officially announced her departure in a note to the Vice President’s team.
“I’m so grateful to the VP for her vote of confidence from the very beginning and the opportunity to see what can be unburdened by what has been. I’m grateful for [Harris chief of staff] Tina [Flournoy] and her leadership and her confidence as well,” Sanders wrote. “Every day, I arrived to the White House complex knowing our work made a tangible difference for Americans. I am immensely grateful and will miss working for her and with all of you.”
The news comes just weeks after Harris’ communications director Ashley Etienne filed her resignation.
“Ashley is a valued member of the vice president’s team, who has worked tirelessly to advance the goals of this administration,” a White House official stated. “She is leaving the office in December to pursue other opportunities.”
“Harris’ office has been beset by disorder, bad press, and, at times, internal frictions,” Politico reported, adding, “ … in recent weeks, chatter has grown increasingly loud that Harris wasn’t positioned well to be Biden’s heir apparent in 2028 or, if he opts not to run again, in 2024.”
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