Senator Tim Scott weighed-in Wednesday on the state of America’s culture and the rise of virtue signaling in modern life; calling the act “pretending to love but not actually caring.”
“I decided I wanted to share some of my thoughts… Virtue signaling is to pretend to love, it’s pretending to care. It’s not actually caring, though,” said Scott.
“Virtue signaling is like words that are hollow. You can literally hear an echo in the words. What we want is a culture that is sustainable… We’re not going to flip the script and simply start doing to others what they did to us,” he added.
Sen. Tim Scott: "Virtue signaling is to pretend to love, it's pretending to care. It's not actually caring, though." pic.twitter.com/ooQG3DuDQw
— The Hill (@thehill) April 7, 2021
“What’s really right is to hate what is wrong. That means I will no longer turn a blind eye to something that is wrong,” concluded the Senator.
Watch Scott’s revealing comments above.
‘HURTS MY SOUL’: GOP Sen. Tim Scott RIPS Dick Durbin for Calling His Police Reform Bill a ‘Token Process’
Senator Tim Scott ripped Sen. Dick Durbin Wednesday after the Democrat referred to his police reform bill as a “token process,” saying the comments “hurt his soul.”
“To think that -on this day- as we try to make sure fewer people lose confidence in this nation, to have the Senator from Illinois refer to this bill as a ‘token process’ hurts my soul,” said Sen. Scott.
.@SenatorTimScott rips Senator Dick Durbin for calling his police reform bill a "token":
"To call this a token process, hurts my soul." pic.twitter.com/qoERCevtra
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 17, 2020
“To think that the concept of anti-lynching -that’s a part of this legislation- to be considered a ‘token piece of legislation’… I don’t know what he meant,” he added.
Watch Sen. Scott’s comments above.
‘ANTI-AMERICAN REMARKS’: GOP Resolution Slams Omar, Says Lawmaker Advocating ‘Marxist’ Government
From Fox News:
A resolution introduced Thursday by House Republicans condemns allegedly “anti-American” statements by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., after remarks in which she called for supporters to begin “dismantling the whole system of oppression.”
The resolution, introduced by Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz. – and co-sponsored by Reps. Scott Perry, R-Pa., Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., Andy Harris, R-Md., Chip Roy, R-Texas, Ted Budd, R-N.C., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., and Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz. – accuses Omar of having “a documented history of expressing anti-American sentiments.”
It also accuses her of advocating “for a Marxist form of government that is incompatible with the principles laid out in the founding documents of the United States.”
The resolution is in response to remarks made by Omar earlier this month in which she said: “We are not merely fighting to tear down the systems of oppression in the criminal justice system. We are fighting to tear down systems of oppression that exist in housing, in education, in health care, in employment, in the air we breathe.”
“As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequality,” she said. “We cannot stop at the criminal justice system, we must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it.”
Asked about the resolution, Omar’s office called the claims a “false smear” and forwarded a Washington Post op-ed in which Omar described receiving death threats because of the Republican response to her comments.
In it, she says the Republican National Committee and conservative media amplified the remarks and falsely accused her of wanting the abolish the entire U.S. economy and government.
“My congressional office and social media feeds were instantly flooded with hate speech, calls for deportation and, as is so often the case, death threats,” she wrote.
Read the full report here.