In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina slammed race-mongering radical Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York for ugly comments about black conservatives that the House Democrat leader made as a college student.
Scott, a rising star in the GOP and a black Republican, blasted Jeffries for calling black conservatives “right-wing opportunists” and “House Negroes” in a college paper he wrote.
In a recent CNN story centered on him using racial politics during his college days at Binghamton University in upstate New York, Jeffries defended his antisemitic uncle Leonard Jeffries and called black conservatives “token” and “opportunists.”
CNN reported Jeffries, as a member of the executive board for the Black Student Union, had invited his uncle to speak on campus after he made inflammatory comments in the early 1990s, such as “rich Jews” being in the African slave trade and about Jewish executives in the film industry.
Additionally, CNN found a previously unreported college editorial in which he defended his uncle and the Nation of Islam‘s ragingly antisemitic leader Louis Farrakhan, explaining that the two were unfairly targeted by “white media” for challenging “the longstanding distortion of history.”
“The House Negro of the slavery era and the Black conservative of today are both opportunists interested in securing some measure of happiness for themselves within the existing social order,” Jeffries wrote.
Tim Scott said, “You listen to those comments that, as inflammatory and disgusting as they really are, you’re talking about African Americans not being able to think for ourselves. When our leaders suggest that we cannot, that’s always heading in the wrong direction.”
Scott, who launched a presidential exploratory committee this week as he moves closer to jumping into the 2024 White House race, emphasized that “one of the things that I hope we find along the way is that we’ll quit demonizing people who look like us, who disagree with us.”