Liberals and conservatives get it wrong.
Last week, the sky fell on Congressman Steve King because of an entirely phony accusation of “white supremacy.” Black Republican Senator Tim Scott was among those who attacked the congressman for daring to say, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization—how did that language become offensive?” (Congressman King says the transcribed sentence should have read: “White Nationalist, White Supremacist,—Western Civilization, how did THAT language become offensive?”) Senator Scott has a history of attacking his own party on racial matters, and this newest betrayal wasn’t surprising. His column in The Washington Post claimed the GOP’s tolerance of men like Congressman King justify charges of racism against Republicans. However, Senator Scott did admit that not everything Congressman King said was bad. “I will admit I am unsure who is offended by the term ‘Western Civilization’ on its own,” he wrote.
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