[(Tim) Scott interjected and cited his own experience growing up poor and Black as something he was ultimately grateful for. "I’ll just simply say that as a guy raised by a Black woman in abject poverty, I am thankful to be here as a United States senator."
After their back and forth, Scott provided more of his perspective, saying, "My circumstance is like so many others. Millions and millions of kids being raised in poverty by single parent households who happen to be Black. Telling Black teenage moms that there is only one alternative for them is a depressing and challenging message."]
[WMAL radio host Larry O’Connor tweeted, "Nothing better than a multi-millionaire old white woman lecturing a black man about how his mother was a loser because she let him be born."]