Tim Scott’s rebuttal to Joe Biden’s speech last night and it didn’t go well with a panel from MSNBC referring to the speech as embarrassing.
As Biden spoke last night, he talked about initiatives that are going to help people on both sides of the aisle. And those ideas have been well received. That’s clearly reflected in opinion polls that show high marks for both Biden and his policy aims.
So Scott was in a tough spot trying to argue against these popular ideas. So he just lied about them. “This is a speech delivered from a planet where facts don’t matter,” said Nicolle Wallace, which is where the current Republican Party resides, so it’s not really his fault, but it is his responsibility to get his facts straight. So a lot of disinformation. it felt almost scripted by someone close to the president who wanted that revision.”
Joy Reid then jumped in, “This was standard Republican pablum. This could have been delivered by Tom Cotton or Mike Lee. ‘America’s not a racist country.’ ‘There’s no racism here.’ I’m not sure what the purpose of this was. His audience to me appeared to be conservative white Republicans who are angry over certain things, of cancel culture and the same sort of cultural nods that we hear on Fox News. And he was out here to throw them a lifeline.”
Reid then added, “I’m shocked and a bit embarrassed for [Scott].”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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