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Joy Behar blasted by Black Republicans over claim Tim Scott ‘doesn’t get’ racism: ‘Sit this one out’

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By Hanna Panreck | Fox News | Published May 24, 2023 11:30am EDT


‘The View’ co-host Joy Behar compared Sen. Tim Scott to Clarence Thomas on Tuesday and argued they both don’t ‘get it.’

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and others including Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., blasted “The View” co-host Joy Behar on Tuesday after she claimed Scott “doesn’t get” racism while comparing him to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. 

“He’s one of these guys, like Clarence Thomas, Black Republican, who believes in pulling yourself up by your bootstraps, rather than understanding the systemic racism that African Americans face in this country and other minorities. He doesn’t get it. Neither does Clarence. That’s why they’re Republicans,” she said Tuesday during “The View.” 

Responding to a clip of Behar’s comments on Twitter, Scott said that he is the candidate the “radical Left fears the most,” echoing a statement he made during his 2024 campaign announcement. 

“When a Black conservative who believes in the future of this nation stands up to be counted, they lose their minds,” he said. 


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Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott delivers his speech announcing his candidacy for president of the United States on the campus of Charleston Southern University in North Charleston, S.C., on Monday. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Congressman Donalds called out Behar over her comments as well and noted photos of “The View” host dressed up as a Black woman for Halloween, which resurfaced in 2019.

“Joy, dressing up as a Black woman for Halloween with dark paint on your face doesn’t magically make you Black or make you an expert on what it’s like to be Black. From one Black person to another White liberal who got a pass for wearing Black face, sit this one out,” he wrote in response to a clip of Behar. 

Other conservative commentators took issue with Behar’s remarks as well. 

“Attention black Americans: don’t even *think* about having a mind of your own or else this wealthy white lady will come for you,” Scott Jennings, a senior CNN commentator, wrote on Twitter in response to a clip of Behar’s remarks. 


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Joy Behar argued that Sen. Tim Scott and Clarence Thomas don’t get it during “The View” on Tuesday.   (Screenshot/ABC/TheView)

Scott officially launched his 2024 presidential campaign on Monday and referenced multiple instances of criticism from the left during his announcement speech. 

“I’m the candidate the far left fears the most,” Scott said. “When I cut your taxes, they called me a prop. When I re-funded the police, they called me a token. When I pushed back on President Biden, they even called me the n-word. I disrupt their narrative. I threaten their control. The truth of my life disrupts their lies!”

“The View” co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Sunny Hostin also criticized Scott on Monday

“One of the issues that Tim Scott has is that he seems to think, ‘Because I made it, everyone can make it.’ Ignoring, again, the fact that he’s the exception and not the rule. And until he’s the rule, then he can stop talking about systemic racism,” Hostin said.

Goldberg said he had “Clarence Thomas syndrome.”  

“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg suggests Sen. Tim Scott has “Clarence Thomas syndrome.” (Screenshot/ABC/TheView)

Scott told Fox News that Hostin had it backward when she claimed his story is “the exception, not the rule.”

“We have to ignore the far left by disproving their lies by our actions. Here’s the funny thing: The host, Sunny, she wants to be judged by the content of her character, not the color of her skin. The fact of the matter is America is a story of evolution — a never-told story of evolution in too many of our schools that are indoctrinating our kids instead of educating our kids,” he added.

Hanna Panreck is an associate editor at Fox News.


Senator Tim Scott Op-ed: Biden abandons Title 42, so here are 3 ways to solve our border crisis

Published May 11, 2023 12:00pm EDT |

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 By Sen. Tim Scott | Fox News

President Joe Biden is fueling the raging fentanyl epidemic, a true national public health emergency warranting immediate action. As a new wave of the Biden border crisis is boiling over with the end of Title 42, this administration has shown little interest in actually solving it. One thing is clear: America needs new leadership.

Across this great country, I hear time and time again the pain of families who have lost a loved one to fentanyl. Every community has felt the impact of the grueling epidemic, and it’s something that has hit close to home for me. A friend of mine, Alan Shao, buried his 27-year-old son and namesake who died from fentanyl earlier this year. Alan’s painful story serves as a stern reminder there is no family in this nation that is immune to this tragedy. 

The epidemic does not discriminate. In Biden’s America, every town is a border town and anyone at any time can fall victim. President Biden’s failure to secure our border is directly responsible for the escalating number of deaths the American people are facing due to fentanyl.

This problem will only be magnified as the Biden administration allows Title 42 to expire, something even Secretary Mayorkas admitted in 2022 will only cause the number of migrants showing up along our southern border to surge. The administration’s inaction will not only result in more fentanyl being flooded into our communities, but it will also put more felons, human traffickers, drug dealers, and known terrorists on the streets and among our families’ neighborhoods – a tragic story we’ve witnessed before on President Biden’s watch.



The reality is bleak under his leadership, but we have an opportunity to change course right in our own hands. It’s time for us to take bold and decisive action. It starts with securing our border and dismantling the criminal cartels trafficking fentanyl into our country. Here’s how we do it:

First, let’s pass my legislation – the Alan T. Shao II Fentanyl Public Health Emergency and Overdose Prevention Act – to utilize powers similar to those under Title 42 and apply them in response to the new public health emergency: the fentanyl epidemic. Today, more Americans between the ages of 18 and 45 die from fentanyl than from COVID-19, car accidents, cancer and suicide combined, making fentanyl the leading cause of death among adults. To treat this with any less rigor than our COVID-19 response would be an injustice to grieving families and loved ones. 


Next, let’s pass my Securing Our Border Act. This important piece of legislation redirects $15 billion the Biden administration previously designated to hire an army of 87,000 IRS agents and instead funds critical border security initiatives. These funds would give our border agents the tools and incentives they need to do their job effectively, finish construction of the southern border wall, and end the Biden administration’s disastrous catch-and-release policy.

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March 29, 2023: Border Patrol agents encounter over 1,000 migrants in El Paso, Texas (Customs and Border Protection)

Finally, Congress must pass the FEND Off Fentanyl Act to curb the flow of money powering these cartels by tapping into the economic security tools at our disposal and empowering law enforcement to do their job. It would enact the toughest sanctions regime on criminal cartels in American history, freeze the cartels’ collective and individual assets, and curb their ability to conduct their dealings in the United States and abroad.

Together, my three bills form a three-pronged approach to address and finally solve our border crisis and fentanyl epidemic.

The solutions are right there in front of us. It’s time for a president to implement them. With new leadership, guided by an optimistic vision of what America can be, I know we get the job done to keep our streets safe, secure our southern border, and put this country on a path towards a better and brighter future.


Republican Tim Scott represents South Carolina in the United States Senate. He is author of the new book, “America, a Redemption Story: Choosing Hope, Creating Unity” (Thomas Nelson, August 9, 2022).

I Really Like This Man. We Need A Lot of Men Like Senator Tim Scott

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Tim Scott at CPAC: Set the Potential of our Children Free with School Choice

March 6, 2014 By

Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina is a shining example of the fact that, contrary to what Barack Obama says, everyone has had the opportunity to make it in America. Everyone has had a fair shot to get their ‘fair share’. It’s only a matter of whether or now and how they choose to take advantage of the opportunity to pursue and obtain the American dream.

Scott opened up his remarks at CPAC this year with one simple question. “How many of you like me believe in the future of America?”

The crowd showed their answer to the question with loud applause. Scott continued saying because he believes in the future of America, his opportunity agenda focuses on people and not big government.

Because I believe in the future of America, my opportunity agenda focuses on the people and not big government.

America is about Americans and self-determination. We are not about the government. The greatest asset we have cannot be found in Washington, DC. Not in Obama’s executive orders do we find the greatness of America. We find them in the wisdom of our founding fathers and the pages of our Constitution. The success of our economy is seen in the size of our ideas, not the size of our tax bills. We need to cut our taxes, not raise them.

Greatness is created in relationships when people pool their resources together and start small business, in garages, coffee shops and at kitchen tables.

Senator Scott then shared his personal experience of going from a troubled kid struggling in school, in fact failing miserable, to being one who worked hard to achieve. He owes a lot of who he is to his mentor who showed him that a life of poverty did not have to be his destiny.

I view waffle fries as freedom fries because that’s how I met my mentor. 

I was losing my way. I had flunked out of high school as a freshman. John Moniz came along at just the right time. That Citadel graduate taught me that you can think your way out of poverty. He taught me if you want to escape poverty, an education can get you out of it.

It taught me that kids, not unions, should be the focus of our education. Parents, not bureaucrats in Washington, should decide the path of their child’s education. When the parents have a choice, the kids have a chance.

We need to set free all the potential for all the kids in our country through school choice.

Scott believes that school choice should include a dual track educational program to address the needs and dreams of those kids who may not wan to go to college. Learning a trade or skill of some sort would give them the chance to ‘earn while they learn’. Doing so will help address the vacancy of what Scott said are 4 million jobs unoccupied due to a lack of people with the skills necessary to fill them.

In closing, Scott gave a nod to the people giving them the credit for making the difference in Washington.

You are the backbone of the conservative movement and men and women like myself stand on your shoulders.

WATCH the full video of Tim Scott’s speech at CPAC 2014. Click on image below to view Tim’s speech.


About Jennifer Burke

Jennifer BurkeJennifer Burke became politically active for the first time at the Porkulus Tea Party in Seattle in February 2009. She was a speaker at the Seattle Tax Day Tea Party at Westlake Center on April 15, 2010, was featured in a popular Tea Party video, Proud to be a Teabagger , that has gone viral on YouTube and many top conservative blogs, and was a speaker at the WA 4 WI rally in support of Scott Walker. View all Posts by Jennifer

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