Sen. Tim Scott
President Joe Biden may say he wants to unite Americans, but his actions are actually driving them apart, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said Friday.
Asked why Pres. Biden won’t give any credit to the Trump administration’s accomplishments – even those providing COVID relief and vaccinations via Operation Warp Speed – Sen. Scott said that Biden’s “tribal America” identity politics has “created chasms” by pitting one group of Americans against another:
“The vitriol of the public forum leaves no room for civility. And, President Biden, who ran on this kumbaya, this “Bring America together” – his policy positions have created chasms between the left and the right, between the rich and the poor, between the Black and the White.
“Literally, we’ve seen nothing that leads to this coalition of Americans working together under his administration: we’ve seen the exact opposite.
“A tribal America is not an America together. We have to focus our attention on what is best for the nation as a whole. “Warp Speed” is a classic example.”
Sen. Scott said that it was actually President Trump who brought both Democrats and Republicans in Congress together to pass COVID relief bills that provided genuine relief – unlike Democrats’ $1.9 trillion relief bill, which spends less than ten percent of its resources on COVID:
“Number two: the fact that we passed five relief bills in 2020 with ninety-plus senators voting together, saying ‘Yes.’
“This COVID relief package: zero Republican senators saying ‘Yes’ – because one percent, one percent of all the money goes to vaccines – which reinforces the point, by the way, Martha: the Trump administration did a great job putting the vaccines, 300 million of them, in a place where we could put them in arms.
“The bill, itself, focuses less than ten percent of its resources on COVID relief.
“It’s frustrating to see the American family bearing the burden of $22,000, per family of four, for a relief package that has more to do with a payment plan for progressives than it does COVID relief for Americans.”