This congressman doesn’t think Tim Scott has anything to do with racial progress in the South

South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn (D-S.C.) expressed little joy at the thought that then-interim senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), an African American, is a member of the U.S. Senate.

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Since Scott’s reelection Tuesday night, people have hailed the senator as evidence that the Republican Party can be more inclusive.

But in an interview with the Washington Post back in May, Congressman Clyburn thought this was nonsense.

“If you call progress electing a person with the pigmentation that he has, who votes against the interest and aspirations of 95 percent of the black people in South Carolina, then I guess that’s progress,” Clyburn told the Post.

Following his election, Scott called on the media to stop race-baiting, saying that it tears communities apart.

“[Race baiting is] not what brings this country together, and over the last five or six years we’ve seen that in parts of the country, the races have started to divide again. And that is unfortunate,” Scott told Glenn Beck. 

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