Tim Scott: ‘The View’ hosts ‘attacking me again’ for being only Black GOP senator

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) criticized the hosts of “The View” for “attacking” him for being the only Black Republican senator but said the Black GOP has momentum.

“I’m never surprised when the ladies at ‘The View’ go at it again,” he said in a video posted on social media platform X. “They’re attacking me for being the only Black Republican in the Senate.”

Scott said “time and time again” the women of the talk show have helped defeat Black Republicans who are running for Senate.

The South Carolina senator was responding to comments made by co-host Sunny Hostin, who said if Scott were picked as former President Trump’s vice president, he wouldn’t help him gain Black voters in the upcoming election.

Scott, who suspended his GOP primary bid last November and later endorsed Trump in January, is rumored to be one of the potential running mates for the former president.

“If anyone thinks that Tim Scott is going to bring over a bunch of Black men, they really need to just get with it, because Tim Scott is the only African American senator in the Republican Party for a reason,” Hostin said Friday as the women discussed which lawmaker would help Trump attract the most voters.

Former Trump administration aide Alyssa Farah Griffin, also a co-host, said Democrats have only had a few more Black lawmakers in the Senate than Republicans. Hostin said Democrats recently had Black lawmakers in all of the top publicly elected offices in the country.

Scott argued that the co-hosts were afraid of the Black GOP base.

“Four out of 10 Black men wanting to vote for the Republican Party, doubling the number of Black women interested in voting for the Republican Party,” he said. “What they’re afraid of is the monopoly is over.”

“The Republican Party, the GOP, on the move in my community,” Scott continued. “God Bless America.”

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