Tim Scott Shreds Biden’s Speech: Biden Is Tearing Us Apart After Promising To Unite The Nation
Senator Tim Scott made a scathing rebuttal to the speech delivered by President Joe Biden before the joint Congress on Wednesday night, blasting the Democratic chief executive for sowing division in the country by pushing progressive agenda while ironically promising to also unite America.
The senator from South Carolina, who is also the Senate’s lone black Republican, noted that just three months into his presidency, Biden and his leftist cohorts were already “pulling [the country] further apart” — after running on the campaign trail committing to “rebuild a divided country” and “restore the soul of America.”
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“We just heard President Biden’s first address to Congress. Our president seems like a good man,” Scott said as he delivered the GOP’s rebuttal speech to Biden.
“His speech was full of good words. But President Biden promised you a specific kind of leadership. He promised to unite a nation. To lower the temperature. To govern for all Americans, no matter how we voted. That was the pitch. You just heard it again. But our nation is starving for more than empty platitudes. We need policies and progress that bring us closer together.”
CNN’s Van Jones went after Sen. Scotts response
Scott: Bring children back to school
Scott went on to lament how he’s seen the very agents that played a role in getting his life on track currently under attack — including faith and conservative principles — as he reminisced on his challenging background and the “string of opportunities that are only possible here in America.”
“This past year, I’ve watched COVID attack every rung of the ladder that helped me up,” he said. “So many families have lost parents and grandparents too early. So many small businesses have gone under. Becoming a Christian transformed my life — but for months, too many churches were shut down. Most of all, I am saddened that millions of kids have lost a year of learning when they could not afford to lose a single day.”
Scott went on to slam the Biden administration’s hesitation to put kids back in physical schools, as he cautioned that this set-up is already negatively impacting children.
“Locking vulnerable kids out of the classroom is locking adults out of their future,” Scott said.
“Our public schools should have reopened months ago. Other countries’ did. Private and religious schools did. Science has shown for months that schools are safe. But too often, powerful grown-ups set science aside. And kids like me were left behind. The clearest case for school choice in our lifetimes …”
So much for calls to unite the public across party lines, Scott noted that he was also called names by far-left supporters of President Biden.
“I get called ‘Uncle Tom ’ and the N-word — by ‘progressives.’ By liberals,” Scott said.
More bipartisan achievement under Trump
Scott went on to highlight how there was more bipartisan work during the time of former President Donald Trump, a Republican than currently under Biden, whose main vehicle for passing policies are through executive orders.
“Last year, under Republican leadership, we passed five bipartisan COVID packages. Congress supported our schools, our hospitals, saved our economy, and funded Operation Warp Speed, delivering vaccines in record time. All five bills got 90 … votes in the Senate. Common sense found common ground,” he said.
The lawmaker also cited these milestones on historically-low unemployment rates, inclusive-economy, and fast wage growth to be the result of the former administration “working for all Americans.”
“That happened because Republicans focused on expanding opportunity for all Americans… our best future won’t come from Washington schemes or socialist dreams.”
The African-American also spoke against critical race theory in his speech — as he cited the “need common ground more desperately.”
“My friends across the aisle seemed to want the issue more than they wanted a solution. But I’m still working. I’m hopeful that this will be different,” Scott said. “When America comes together, we’ve made tremendous progress. But powerful forces want to pull us apart.”
He added: “Race is not a political weapon to settle every issue the way one side wants. It’s far too important.”
Graham hits Biden for ‘moderate’
Senator Lindsey Graham, who is also from South Carolina, slammed Biden’s speech.
“I saw a socialist tonight. I saw a socialist. What did he tell us? To save American families we’re going to grow the government. The bottom line now is ‘infrastructure’ is about climate change; it’s not about roads and bridges, and he talked about Russia and China in terms that were really unnerving to me.”
“Do you think, after listening to Joe Biden, that anybody at the Kremlin is worried? Do you think the Chinese have any fear in them after hearing his speech tonight? It was incoherent on foreign policy. He talked about leaving Afghanistan as if there’s no consequence to leaving. He turned down sound military advice. This is the same Joe Biden that allowed ISIS to come back by leaving Iraq. You just wait and see what happens.”
“The bottom line tonight: If I ever hear that Joe Biden’s a moderate again, I’m going to throw up. Because after tonight, he embraced socialism. He made Barack Obama look like Ronald Reagan.”