Senator Scott Receives Threats

Racial slurs and other threats received, he revealed.

Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina revealed to colleagues at a luncheon this week that he has been receiving death threats and racial slurs in recent days.

He said his life has been threatened in various voicemails and that he has been called “Uncle Tom” and worse. One message recommended that he “take your one-way ticket straight to hell,” while another caller said he wanted to put the only black Republican senator “in his crosshairs.” Other threats also mentioned the senator’s family.

Senator Scott played several of the calls he received to a newspaper reporter. He said, “It’s interesting that we are on the right side of the police reform conversation, yet we’re on the wrong side according to the people, based on the way that we are characterized in the national press.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God’s protection over Senator Tim Scott and his family during these turbulent days.
  • For hearts to be softened and that unity would return the American way of life.
  • For all members of Congress as they debate and vote on police reform legislation.

Sources: NBC, New York Times


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