Republican South Carolina senator Tim Scott appeared on CNN yesterday and was questioned by host Brianna Keilar for saying all lives matter. His response was brilliant.

Josh Feldman of Mediaite has a partial transcript:

Sen. Tim Scott: If ‘All Lives Matter’ Really Offends You, That’s Your Problem

Senator Tim Scott said tonight that if people are honestly offended by him or anyone else saying “all lives matter,” that’s their problem.

On CNN tonight, Scott told Brianna Keilar, “If it causes offense to say that all lives matter, black lives, white lives, police officers… if that is somehow offensive to someone, that’s their issue, not mine.”

Here’s the video:

Here’s something you may not know about Tim Scott. He’s leading the charge to prevent Obama from bringing Gitmo detainees to the American mainland.

Prentiss Findlay of the Post and Courier reported:

Tim Scott blasts transferring Gitmo terrorists after touring brig

After accompanying Pentagon officials on a tour Wednesday of the Navy brig near Charleston, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said he remained opposed to plans to transfer terrorists now held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to a mainland U.S. prison.

“The only solution is enemy combatants must stay in Guantanamo Bay,” Scott, R-S.C., said during a news conference outside the main gate to the Navy base. “One thing that’s completely clear, without any question, there is no compelling reason to close down Gitmo.”

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