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Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:05 PM

Sen. Tim Scott shares threatening, racist voicemails he's received

WASHINGTON — Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the Senate's lone Black Republican who is leading the party's efforts on police reform legislation, shared some of the hateful and racist voicemails he has received in recent days with colleagues at a closed-door GOP lunch on Tuesday.

A sampling of the voicemails, shared with NBC News, revealed profanity laced tirades that include threats against Scott's life as well as references to Confederate flags and the KKK. One caller labeled Scott an "Uncle Tom," and another said he’s going to die because he’s a Black man in the South.

After hearing the messages, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa tweeted his reaction in shorthand, saying, “We ALL hv a responsibility to b kind even when we disagree!”

Scott’s Senate office has turned over all threatening emails and voicemails to the U.S. Capitol Police. At least two of his colleagues have suggested he receive security, which is an option currently being considered, a Scott spokesman said.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/sen-tim-scott-shares-threatening-141500153.html

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:13 PM

1. Hey, he is part of the GOP, these are his voters...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:16 PM

2. Grassley is a weak asshole...his comment about being kind, doesn't even acknowledge

it is racism, just ‘unkindness’

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:17 PM

3. That's how the GOP base communicate nowadays due to the Racist in Chief.

Scott should know by now that racists are in charge of his party and are responsible for the lion's share of the party's votes nowadays.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:32 PM

4. Wonder if any of of those calls or tweet came from inside the White House

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:37 PM

5. Oh No!!! Did someone question if he was legitimately born in Murika?

Heavens forbid! He'd better notify Retrumplican leadership immediately!

Someone must stop these racist attacks.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:47 PM

6. Sen. Scott, your GOP colleagues don't love you. But, they

do find you useful.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 10:44 PM

7. Are they from Trump?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 11:14 PM

8. Sen. Tim Scott while I don't agree with this, THIS IS YOUR BASE YOUR PARTY


It's who they are, as if you didn't know that.

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