GOP Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) closed out the first night of the Republican National Convention Monday night with a
rousing and hopeful speech about how, in America, anyone has the opportunity to succeed if they work hard and how his family went from “cotton to Congress in one lifetime.”
The speech drew high praise from many for its fresh reminder of the promise of the American dream.
But unfortunately, in what is becoming a regular occurrence when Scott speaks, countless users online also flooded Twitter with racist smears and “Uncle Tom” attacks against the black senator.
Here is just a small portion:
@chipfranklin Uncle Tom, oh l mean Tim Scott…
— Jacquella Morrison (@Jacquella Morrison)1598282817.0
Every time I see TIM SCOTT with that plantation Negro slave grin on his face, I feel nauseous. TRUMP caused HERMAN… https://t.co/FenqJb7qfb
— Jearlean (@Jearlean)1598368910.0
This dude Tim Scott a straight up Uncle Tom. #UncleTom
— #BlackLivesMatter #DefundThePolice #NFAC (@#BlackLivesMatter #DefundThePolice #NFAC)1598339556.0
@StewardshipAmer @realDonaldTrump @SenatorTimScott Tim scott is the Uncle Tom of the trump* party https://t.co/2uYSgXAiSl
— Darryl Stewart (@Darryl Stewart)1598327450.0
One elected Democratic official, Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.), even liked a tweet that said Scott “might as well be white” given what his message is.
Democrat @RepCohen just liked a tweet saying Tim Scott ‘might as well be white’ https://t.co/VpIua2Ja9I
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸)1598327384.0
And then there were many more:
#RNC #TimScott https://t.co/E2M7kUkVc5
— JSS (@JSS)1598323411.0
Sen. Tim Scott’s such an Uncle Tom!
— Scotian Man (aka Phil) (@Scotian Man (aka Phil))1598314792.0
Uncle Tom Tim Scott invokes Breonna Taylor, George Floyd in Trump convention speech https://t.co/vissvPguLu
— WTF (@WTF)1598355273.0
Sadly, these types of attacks against Scott are nothing new.
Earlier this year, Scott
called out the racists on Twitter for heaving racial slurs at him after he was tapped to lead the Republican police reform legislation effort following the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers in late May.
In the hours after the announcement was made that he would lead the effort, Twitter users had allegedly referred to Scott as “token,” “boy,” and argued that he was “being used.” He would later
show some of the hate-filled messages to GOP colleagues at a private lunch.