WATCH: MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross Absolutely Destroys “Clown” Tim Scott
During her Saturday morning show, Cross took Scott to task over his comments about racism in America.
Joe Biden delivered a speech to America this week to mark his first 100 days in office. The South Carolina senator was chosen to give the rebuttal. Scott’s remarks were widely criticized, but no one came for him stronger than the MSNBC host.
Cross discussed the rebuttal with The Root’s Michael Harriot. Harriot began, “Can anyone name a political social or economic institution in America where widespread disparities and discrimination does not exist? Don’t worry, I’ll wait.”
Cross began, “The hollow institution that resides inside Republican Senator Tim Scott’s head. No racism there. And apparently no sense either. This week, the sole Black Republican in the Senate sounded a stone fool when he said this: ‘Hear me clearly, America is not a racist country.'”
The host continued, “Lucky for McConnell, he has his own tap dancer to try and reorient the view of America for him. There were so many contradictions in the senator’s speech that it was clear not even Scott believed the words he was speaking. I could go into great detail refuting each of his asinine points, but he did that for me.”
— The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross (@CrossConnection) May 1, 2021
Cross closed her comments, “The ability to shame the ancestors and appease the oppressors in one speech, that’s extreme. Though not quite like the domestic violent extremism that the Department of Homeland security is investigating within its own ranks, mind you. But please senator, say more about how unracist the country is while you trot out that tired line about going from cotton to Congress to clown.”