Tim Scott Confronts Biden’s Record on Race Relations

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on Monday torched Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for his record on race, asserting in a keynote speech at the Republican National Convention that Biden was responsible for putting “millions of Black Americans behind bars.”

Scott — one of three Black members of the Senate, along with Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris (D-CA) — recounted his upbringing and emphasized his “faith in Jesus and faith in America,” while whacking Biden both for his record and gaffes involving race.

“My parents divorced when I was 7 years old, and we moved in with my grandparents into a two-bedroom home with me, my mom, and my brother sharing a room and one bed,” Scott noted. “My mom worked 16 hours a day to keep food on the table and a roof over our heads. She knew that if we could find the opportunity, bigger things would come.”

He also described his first race for the United States House in 2010 — and said his experience indicated that America was “striving to be better.”

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