South Carolina Senator Tim Scott revealed himself to be a walking, talking example of the potential of how a child born into abject poverty can rise to become one of the more notable politicians of his time. Not that he’s the first, nor will he be the last.
During a Senate Banking Committee hearing, Scott was questioning Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who was in the midst of testifying on Tuesday about how abortion is beneficial to the economy.
“Just for clarity’s sake, did you say that ending the life of a child is good for the labor force participation rate?” Scott asked.
Yellen gave the typical drivel about how women could better serve the economy by being able to abort pregnancies at will, making it easier to navigate the job market and live their best life. She noted that financial security was a big part of satisfaction and that children throw a wrench into the gears.
“And one aspect of a satisfying life is being able to feel that you have the financial resources to raise a child, that the children you bring into the world are wanted, and that you have the ability to take care of them,” she said.
Among those getting abortions are teenagers and women in poverty, specifically those in black communities.
“It deprives them of the ability to continue their education to later participate in the workforce,” said Yellen. “So, there is spillover into labor force participation, and it means the children will grow up in poverty and do worse themselves.”
At that point, Scott had to cut her off.
“I’ll just simply say that as a guy raised by a black woman in abject poverty, I am thankful to be here as a United States senator,” said Scott.
YELLEN: "In many cases, abortions are of teenage women – particularly low-income and often black — who aren't in a position to be able to care for children."
SEN. SCOTT: “I’ll just simply say that as a guy raised by a black woman in abject poverty, I am thankful to be here…” pic.twitter.com/O0kZkabZGW
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 11, 2022
Checkmate. Game over.
Yellen, like many who make this argument, doesn’t seem to factor in stories like Scott’s and the myriad of stories just like his from the day of this country’s founding. Being born into poverty is no guarantee of poverty throughout someone’s life. Moreover, the left has bought into its own nonsense about the black community being helpless victims hook, line, and sinker that it probably didn’t even register to Yellen that she was speaking to a living example of why the targeted abortion of poor black babies isn’t just evil, it limits potential.
Democrats have specifically targeted poor black communities for their abortion racket and have ended the lives of black children at a breakneck pace. If Scott’s presence is any indicator, one shudders to think what other great men and women could have been born who would have accomplished something incredible that changed the world as we know it.