Sen. Scott says Dems are trying to ‘dupe African-American voters’

Sen. Scott says Dems are trying to ‘dupe African-American voters’


VERY WELL ON THE EARLY GOING IN SOUTH CAROLINA. ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE YOU. SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN, A TRIP TO SOUTH CAROLINA WHERE SHE AND SEVERAL OTHER CANDIDATES CAMPAIGNED AND COURTED AS TOM WAS JUST POINTING OUT. A VERY LARGE AFRICAN-AMERICAN POPULATION IN THAT STATE.>>WE CAN LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD BY PUTTING $50 BILLION DIRECTLY INTO OUR HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.>>I USED TO BE A PROSECUTOR AND I SAW THE RACISM, INSTITUTIONAL RACISM.>>WE HAVE TO FACE THE FACT THAT FOR BLACK STUDENTS AND BLACK AMERICANS IT’S LIKE LIVING IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY.>>Martha: TIM SCOTT OF SOUTH CAROLINA, GOOD TO SEE YOU THIS EVENING. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. I WANT TO PLAY ONE MORE SOUND BITE AND THIS IS FROM BETO O’ROURKE SPEAKING DURING A KEYNOTE ADDRESS IN ARKANSAS. WATCH THIS.>>THIS COUNTRY THOUGH WE WOULD LIKE TO THINK OTHERWISE WAS FOUNDED ON RACISM, HAS PERSISTED THROUGH RACISM AND IS RACIST TODAY, BUT IT WAS ONLY UNTIL THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THIS PRESIDENT THAT THAT RACISM WAS INVITED OUT INTO THE OPEN.>>Martha: COLLECTIVELY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CAMPAIGNING IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND YOU LISTEN TO THAT FROM BETO O’ROURKE, THIS IS A STRONG THEME THEY ARE TRYING TO WIN BACK OVER AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS WITH. WILL IT WORK?>>NOT AT ALL. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, NOT ONLY IN SOUTH CAROLINA BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOTHING BUT EMPTY PROMISES TO RUN ON. IF YOU ARE SMART AND A DEMOCRAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO FOCUS ON — WE’VE DONE THAT. PRESIDENT TRUMP PASSED THE BEST CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM THAT HAS HAD A DISPROPORTIONATELY POSITIVE IMPACT ON LIFE THE 1990s WHEN JOE BIDEN IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY LOCKED UP MORE FOLKS IN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY THAT WE HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME. YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE ECONOMY, BUT YOU CAN’T BECAUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS CREATED MORE THAN 6 MILLION JOBS DURING THIS ADMINISTRATION, 50% OF THOSE JOBS HAVE GONE TO AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND HISPANICS, BUT IF YOU ARE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT YOU TALK ABOUT THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, CAN’T DO THAT EITHER. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DROPPED THE RATE DOWN TO 6% AND HISPANICS DOWN TO 4.6%. WHAT DO YOU TALK ABOUT? MEDICARE FOR ALL AND DEGREE NEW DEAL, EMPTY PROMISES BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO TRY TO REAL AND THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY BECAUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS DONE A VERY GOOD JOB OF FOCUSING ON IMPROVING THE ECONOMIC OUTCOME OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING FOR THE LAST DECADE UNDER THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION SO WE NOW HAVE A CHANCE TO HAVE A CONTRAST BETWEEN THE PARTIES OF THE RIGHT, THE RIGHT SIDE AND THE PARTY AND POLICIES OF THE LEFT GOING THE WRONG DIRECTION.>>Martha: KEVIN WILLIAMSON WRITING, REPUBLICANS NEED TO DISPUTE THEMSELVES OVER THIS NOTION THAT IT’S ABOUT RACIAL HYSTERIA AND FEEL AND FEEL FORTHRIGHTLY WITH THE FACT THAT AFRICAN-AMERICANS MOSTLY SUPPORT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BECAUSE THEY PREFER THE POLICIES TO THE ONES ASSOCIATED WITH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO HIM?>>I SAY HOGWASH. THE BOTTOM LINE IS SIMPLE, AFRICAN-AMERICANS WANT THE SAME THING THAT EVERY OTHER AMERICAN WANTS. THEY WANT TO SEE LIKE THE NEXT GENERATION DOES BETTER THAN THE CURRENT. YOU CREATE AN EDUCATION SYSTEM THAT IS SOUND AND THAT CREATES GOOD, POSITIVE ALTERNATIVES IN EVERY ZIP CODE IN THIS COUNTRY WHEN YOU ARE FOCUSING ON UNIONS AND RETIREMENT AND NOT KIDS IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM YOU GO ON THE WRONG DIRECTION. ONE OF THE CHALLENGES THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE IN THE POOR ZIP CODES IN THIS COUNTRY, THEY DO POORLY BECAUSE THEIR SCHOOLS ARE DOING POORLY. WE HAVE TO HAVE A SERIOUS CONVERSATION ABOUT THAT.>>Martha: ABSOLUTELY AND THE TEACHERS UNION HAS WORKED VERY HARD FROM PREVENTING KIDS HAVING A CHOICE TO GO TO CHARTER SCHOOLS AND THEY MOST LIKELY HAVE A GOOD RESULT. I WANT TO STAY WITH THIS. THIS IS STACY ABRAMS RESPONDING TO A QUESTION ABOUT HER ELECTION WHEN SHE RAN FOR GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA. WATCH THIS.>>YOU HAVE SAID AS RECENTLY AS THIS PAST TUESDAY FROM THE CROWD IN LAS VEGAS THAT WE WON. WHY CONTINUE TO USE THAT LANGUAGE?>>WINNING AN ELECTION IS NOT ABOUT A CANDIDATE GETTING TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE AND GET THE JOB.>>Martha: APPARENTLY IT’S NOT ABOUT WINNING AND IT’S NOT ABOUT GETTING THE JOB. WHAT YOU SAY TO THAT?>>LAST TIME I CHECKED WHEN I WAS ON THE BALLOT IN 2014 AND 2012, THE WAY WE FIGURED OUT WHO WON WAS WHO HAD THE MOST VOTES AND IF YOU ARE GOING FOR GOVERNOR IN GEORGIA OR SOUTH CAROLINA, THE BOTTOM LINE IS SIMPLE, YOU HAVE TO GET MORE VOTES THAN THE OTHER SIDE. I THINK SHE IS TALKING ABOUT THIS CONSISTENT NARRATIVE THAT SOMEHOW THE ELECTION WAS STOLEN WHEN IN FACT THERE WAS A HISTORIC TURNOUT IN GEORGIA AND

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