Sen. Tim Scott, what has the Republican Party done for you lately?
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the only Black Republican in the Senate, opposed President Trump's nomination of Thomas Farr to become a federal judge, on Thursday, ending his chances of confirmation. Trump's choice — an attorney who has supported voter suppression targeting Blacks — caused Scott to defy the leader of his party's wishes.
In her concession speech, the Republican lawmaker in Utah expressed betrayal by her party.
Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) gave a concession speech on Monday after a narrow loss in this month's midterm election. Love expressed a sentiment of betrayal by her own party, and said President Trump's vision of the world is "no real relationships, just convenient transactions."
"I don't need this one incident to show me that Trump is racist. I have enough history that shows it for me," Lucien Metellus, a son of Haitian immigrants, told DiversityInc.
Along with calling Mexicans rapists, referring to protesting Black NFL players as sons of bitches and describing Neo-Nazis as fine people after the Charlottesville protests — to name a few racist comments — President Donald Trump has now insulted Haiti, El Salvador and African nations by calling them "shithole countries."