CNN’s Van Jones Attacks Senator Tim Scott’s Response To Joe Biden’s Speech
CNN’s Van Jones is trying to call out South Carolina Senator Tim Scott’s response to President Joe Biden’s speech on Wednesday night.
Jones thought it was smart for the Republican Party to have Sen. Scott to be the “messenger” and how it was great for him to be there but “the message was nonsense.”
“I think they were smart to put Tim Scott up there. You know, he sort of, you know, the Biden of his party in that he, you know, he comes across warm, authentic. He tells the stories, that kind of stuff. The problem isn’t the messenger. The messenger was great, but the message was nonsense,” Jones stated on CNN.
In Sen. Scott’s response he stated, “It’s backwards to fight discrimination with different types of discrimination. And it’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.”
“Somehow, we forgot to notice that Biden is dividing the country? I mean, that doesn’t make any sense. You know, he acts like all the division in the country. That’s what he wants to talk about is coming from one side. That doesn’t make any sense,” Jones responded.
Sen. Scott also said, “In February, Republicans told President Biden we wanted to keep working together to finish this fight [against COVID]. But Democrats wanted to go it alone. They spent almost two trillion dollars on a partisan bill that the White House bragged was the most liberal bill in American history. Only one percent went to vaccinations, no requirement to reopen schools promptly.”
CNN’s Van Jones alleged that Sen. Scott lost the attention of ‘tens of millions’ of Aftican-American because Sen. Scott doubling down that America is not a racist nation.
Sen. Scott also said, “We’ve made tremendous progress, but powerful forces want to pull us apart. A hundred years ago, kids in classrooms were taught the color of their skin was their most important characteristic. And if they looked a certain way, they were inferior. Today, kids are being taught that the color of their skin defines them again. And if you look a certain way, they’re an oppressor. From colleges to corporations to our culture, people are making money and gaining power by pretending we haven’t made any progress at all.”
“By doubling down on the divisions, we’ve worked so hard to heal. You know, this stuff is wrong. Hear me clearly. America is not a racist country. It’s backwards to fight discrimination with different types of discrimination, and it’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present. I’m an African-American who’s voted in the South my entire life. I take voting rights personally. Republicans support making it easier to vote and harder to cheat. And so do the voters. Big majorities of Americans support early voting and big majority support voter I.D., including African-Americans and Hispanics,” Sen. Scott continued.
Van Jones continued to allege that looking at the numbers and statistics shows the country is ‘struggling with racism.’
“Look, you can say that we’re getting better. You can say that we have we’ve come a long way. But when you look at these numbers, when you look at these statistics, it is very clear that this country is still struggling with racism. We still have racism showing up in almost every institution. So I thought he did himself a disservice by jumping that shark unnecessarily. That said. There’s a reason they put him up. He’s the best they’ve got,” Jones stated.
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