“Uh probably because I helped write the bill for the past year…..”
On Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump held a news conference on the White House lawn to celebrate the tax bill’s passage through Congress. A group of GOP lawmakers joined him, including Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).
Scott had a place right next to the president, which led HuffPo contributor Andy Ostroy to call him a prop used by Trump. Scott replied back that he helped write the bill and gather support for the bill. In other words, Scott’s hard work is one reason why it passed.
Here’s the tweet:
Scott promptly replied:
Uh probably because I helped write the bill for the past year, have multiple provisions included, got multiple Senators on board over the last week and have worked on tax reform my entire time in Congress. But if you’d rather just see my skin color, pls feel free. https://t.co/KLLNXqIZ3i
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) December 20, 2017
BOOM! Of course people quickly quickly came to Scott’s side to defend the senator.
Ostroy deleted the tweet and apologized to Scott.
.@SenatorTimScott, earlier I tweeted something that I now agree was unfair. Senator, I regret that tweet & apologize for it. There were many other ways I should’ve and could’ve made my point.
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) December 21, 2017
Interesting though because how else could you get your point across? It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Ostroy only concentrated on Scott’s skin color. NRO’s Charles Cooke asked Ostroy to make his point a better way than the deleted tweet.
Ostroy still hasn’t made his point in another tweet.DONATE
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