Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-S.C.) head-scratching declare about slavery throughout Wednesday’s second Donald Trump-less GOP major debate elicited a brief however damning response from Michael Steele, the previous chair of the Republican Nationwide Committee.
In feedback which have now gone viral, the South Carolina senator appeared to recommend that President Lyndon Johnson’s Nice Society federal welfare program had been harder for Black individuals to outlive than slavery.
“Black households survived slavery. We survived ballot taxes and literacy checks. We survived discrimination being woven into the legal guidelines of our nation,” stated Scott.
“What was laborious to outlive was Johnson’s Nice Society the place they determined to place cash, the place they determined to take the Black father out of the family to get a verify within the mail,” he continued. “And now you can measure that in unemployment, in crime and devastation.”
Steele had only one phrase in response.
“Tim.” the previous Republican grandee wrote on X, previously Twitter.
Different critics agreed with Steele’s succinct evaluation.