June 30, 2020 | From The Christian Post
Racially-charged threats are reportedly mounting against a black U.S. senator amid heightened political tensions nationwide over race issues and policing. . . .
Editor’s Note: During a policy launch last week Senator Scott played the following voicemails:
One of the callers referred to Scott as “Uncle Tim,” — a spin off the racist slur “Uncle Tom” — and accused him of being a “sellout” and “the lowest piece of sh*t this country ever produced.”
Another caller said: “Tim Scott, my cross-hairs on my rifle are going to be pointed right at your forehead and blow your black (inaudible) dumba** away.”
Yet another caller spoke of the “stimulus package” and the “KKK” and said the South Carolina senator was “going to die” since people from the South “just don’t like blacks.”
Scott spokesperson Sean Smith said the senator’s office has been receiving more threats in light of Scott’s increased visibility on specific issues. . . .
Earlier this week, Senate Democrats blocked the police reform bill spearheaded by Scott with a procedural vote, a move he said was cynical and represented “pure race politics at its worst.” The senator noted that the recent threatening phone calls were not affecting him much and that he is comfortable with the security measures he has in place. . . .
Scott, a native of North Charleston, has served in the U.S. Senate since 2013, when he was appointed by then-governor Nikki Haley. He retained his seat in a subsequent special election in 2014 and was then reelected for a full six-year term in 2016. He previously served as a U.S. Congressman and in the South Carolina House of Representatives.
Last Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at guiding police reforms after weeks of turmoil in cities around the country inspired in part by the police-involved killing of unarmed black Americans, specifically George Floyd in Minneapolis.
(Excerpt from The Christian Post. Written by Brandon Showalter.)
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