In order to gain more power and further their left-wing goals, progressives, according to Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the only Black Republican in the Senate, are utilizing “provocative racial history” to “create a rift in this society.”
At two speeches on Wednesday in Iowa, the first state on the GOP presidential nomination calendar, Scott, a rising star in the party who is increasingly likely to announce a 2024 Republican presidential bid, delivered his remarks.
As he delivered the keynote message at a Polk County GOP fundraiser event just outside of Des Moines on Wednesday night, Scott said, “Right now, we have people that want to suggest that grievance is our destiny and not greatness.” Because they feel that they can drive a breach between this country and its contentious racial history.
The left, according to Scott, believes that racial conflict “will bring more power and more resources to their progressive agenda.”
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., talks on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, in West Des Moines, Iowa, at the Republican Party of Polk County Lincoln Dinner. Charlie Neibergall for AP Photo
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., talks on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, in West Des Moines, Iowa, at the Republican Party of Polk County Lincoln Dinner. Charlie Neibergall for AP Photo (AP )
He declared, “I stand to tell you, not on my watch,” to loud cheers from the audience.
Scott, who was reared by a low-income, single mother, stated in an earlier speech that his family’s journey from “cotton to Congress” was “live proof” that the American dream is possible.
The senator added, “I am here because my family chose faith over anger, responsibility over resentment, and patriotism over pity. Progressives, he claimed, “are targeting every rung of the ladder that helped me climb.”
In a lecture at Drake University in Des Moines, Scott additionally said that “was the disadvantaged African American child they say they are defending. Hence, I want the left to understand what I’m saying: your lax crime policies are killing us.”
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., delivers a speech on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, as part of the Faith in America Tour. Charlie Neibergall for AP Photo
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., delivers a speech on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, as part of the Faith in America Tour. Charlie Neibergall for AP Photo (AP)
In an exclusive Fox News interview Tuesday night as he arrived in Iowa, the senator provided a sneak peek of his message. “The Democrats and progressives are making every effort to undermine the very fabric of American civilization. The DNA of what it means to be an American wants to be altered “added Scott.
Fox News first the news of the senator’s travel to Iowa earlier this month, which served as the beginning of his “Faith in America” listening tour. Also, it included a Wednesday morning visit by well-liked Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to St. Anthony Catholic School in Des Moines, where she met with parents, students, and religious leaders.
The visit is the most recent indication that Scott might be getting ready to run for president. Another indication of Scott’s potential intentions for 2024 is that his Senate re-election campaign bought digital commercials in Iowa prior to his visit.
Tim Scott’s advise to peers is to pay attention to our superiors, the American people.
At the middle of November, former president Donald Trump began his third bid for the presidency. Nikki Haley, a former governor of South Carolina and ambassador to the UN, announced her candidacy last week, becoming the second prominent Republican to do so at a Charleston gathering. In the coming weeks and months, it is anticipated that the GOP presidential field will expand.
When questioned about his personal timeline, Scott stated Fox News “For me, it’s about condensing the goal of restoring hope and fostering possibilities, and discussing an upbeat but conservative message that, if it strikes a chord, will result in a lot of positive reaction. Thus, the mission is more important to me than the timeline.”
In the usually Republican state of South Carolina, Scott easily won re-election in November to serve his final six-year term as a senator. Additionally, Scott, a fierce fundraiser, began the year with more than $20 million in his campaign coffers, which he could have used for a presidential run. With cash on hand, Scott may have an early advantage over some of his possible competitors or may have more time to think things over before making a choice.
Rita Hart, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, said in a statement prior to Scott’s speeches in the Hawkeye State that “nothing Tim Scott says to Iowans today will erase his extreme record: supporting plans to cut Social Security and Medicare, banning abortion without exception, and putting special interests ahead of working families.”