Ex-RNC Chair Torches Sen. Tim Scott’s Slavery Debate Claim With Single Word


Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-S.C.) head-scratching claim about slavery during Wednesday’s second Donald Trump-less GOP primary debate elicited a short but damning response from Michael Steele, the former chair of the Republican National Committee.

In comments that have now gone viral, the South Carolina senator appeared to suggest that President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society federal welfare program had been more difficult for Black people to survive than slavery.

“Black families survived slavery. We have survived literacy and poll taxes. “And you can now measure that in unemployment, crime and devastation.” “And you can now measure that in unemployment, in crime and devastation.”

Steele had just one word in response.

“Tim.” the former Republican grandee wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

Other critics agreed with Steele’s succinct analysis.