GOP Sen. Tim Scott accuses Left of attacking ‘color of my skin’

Photo of author

Good morning and welcome to Fox News First. Here’s what you need to know as you start your day …

Tim Scott responds to ‘stunning’ assault from the left: ‘They’re literally attacking the color of my skin’
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., responded Thursday to what he called the left’s “stunning” personal assault against him following his rebuttal to President Biden’s address to Congress.

Scott told “Fox & Friends” it was shocking to hear intolerance coming from those who say they want to end discrimination, and that those attacking him were doubling down on the concept of liberal oppression.

“Intolerance so often comes from the left with words like ‘Uncle Tim’ and the ‘n-word’ being used against me,” Scott said. “And last night what was trending in social media was ‘Uncle Tim,’ and they doubled down on this concept of liberal oppression. It is stunning in 2021 that those who speak about ending discrimination want to end it by more discrimination.”

“The left has doubled down that they are going to, not attack my policies, but they’re literally attacking the color of my skin,” he added.

Scott said it was disappointing that the perpetrators of the trending words against him on social media want to live their lives how they want, but don’t want the same thing for conservatives, instead opting for them to be confined to a corner.

“Their America and my America aren’t the same America, if in fact they think that discriminating is the fastest way to end discrimination,” Scott said. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON OUR TOP STORY.

In other developments:
– Cruz: Minorities like Tim Scott who don’t ‘sit down and shut up and obey’ ‘enrage’ the left
– Sen. Tim Scott predicts ‘coming backlash to this liberal oppression’ on ‘Hannity’
– Chaffetz: Sen. Tim Scott put ‘meat on the bones’ of Republican priorities
– Joe Concha: Media goes apocalyptic on Tim Scott response to Biden address
– How a Chick-Fil-A manager changed Tim Scott’s life
– Hannity rips Democrats’ ‘double standard’ attacking Sen. Tim Scott with ‘racist’ rhetoric

Rudy Giuliani joins ‘Tucker’ after FBI raid at his home, office
Rudy Giuliani joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Thursday for his first television interview since the FBI raided his New York City apartment.

On Wednesday, authorities seized electronic devices from the former Trump attorney’s home and office in connection with a probe of whether he illegally lobbied the Trump administration on behalf of Ukrainian officials.

The agents arrived around 6 a.m. and remained in Giuliani’s apartment for nearly two hours, seizing several laptops and cell phones, the former New York City mayor said.

“I don’t know why they have to do this,” Giuliani said, recalling that the agents “seemed somewhat apologetic. They were very, very professional and very gentlemanly.”

Federal authorities are investigating whether Giuliani violated the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) by failing to report his alleged activities on behalf of Ukraine to the Justice Department. Giuliani has denied any wrongdoing. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

In other developments:
Rudy Giuliani son Andrew ‘closer to yes than ever’ on run for NY governor after FBI raid on dad’s flat
– Biden on Giuliani raid: ‘I had no idea this was underway’
– Feds raid Rudy Giuliani apartment in Ukraine investigation
– Andy McCarthy calls federal agents raiding Rudy Giuliani’s New York City apartment an ‘aggressive’ move

Israel stampede at religious festival kills at least 44
Israeli medical officials said Friday that a stampede broke out during the Jewish religious festival of Lag BaOmer in the country’s northern region, killing at least 44 and injuring at least 150.

The incident — one of the deadliest civilian disasters in the nation’s history — occurred at Mount Meron. The event attracted tens of thousands from the ultra-Orthodox community.

Some estimates said about 100,000 people were at the location, The New York Times reported. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the incident a “terrible disaster.”

Eli Beer, director of the Hatzalah rescue service, said he was horrified by how crowded the event was, saying the site was equipped to handle perhaps a quarter of the number who were there. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.


– Joe Biden gets into ‘trouble,’ spends 30 seconds looking for his mask
– Eli Steele: This is what America looks like
– North Carolina adultery law remains on books after repeal effort fails
– Chicago: Mother of gunshot victim, 13, praises police officers who saved him
– Ghislaine Maxwell’s first photo from prison shows unexplained black eye — See it
– Josh Duggar arrested in Arkansas

– Biden’s new spending plan could give workers up to $4,000 a month in paid leave
– Pork plants face slower hog slaughter after court ruling
– Velvet ice cream recalled over listeria concerns
– CDC says US cruises can resume in mid-July, sending shares higher
– GM to invest $1 bln in Mexico to build electric vehicles
– Boeing’s latest 737 MAX problem spurs FAA audit

#TheFlashback: CLICK HERE to find out what happened on “This Day in History.”


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blasted what he claimed was the Biden administration’s lack of an immigration policy during a town hall hosted by Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on “The Ingraham Angle” on Thursday night.

“The Biden administration has been very successful during its first 100 days for the cartels, for the drug smugglers, for the human traffickers who are profiteering off of all the migrants who come across the border illegally,” Abbott said.

He said the lack of a federal response was why he launched Operation Lone Star.

“We have deployed 1,000 public safety troops as well as National Guard to our border to secure our border from the people coming across,” Abbott said to a cheering audience.

Not signed up yet for Fox News First? Click here to find out what you’re missing.

Fox News’ Go Watch page is now available, providing visitors with Pay TV provider options in their area carrying Fox News Channel & Fox Business Network.

Fox News First was compiled by Fox News’ Jack Durschlag. Thank you for making us your first choice in the morning! Have a good weekend, stay safe and we’ll see you in your inbox first thing Monday.

GUIDE TO PERSONAL FINANCE Sponsored by Credible:
– How to qualify for a 10k personal loan here
– Fixed-rate student loan refinancing rates sink, move closer to record low

Source link