Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) recently became the latest Democrat to repudiate the notion that America is a racist nation. The “everything is racist” crowd might not exactly be enthused about this news, but it is a positive sign for sane Americans on both sides.
During an interview with Greta Van Susteren on “Full Court Press,” that is set to air on Sunday, Clyburn affirmed the fact that the United States is not a nation overflowing with drooling bigots. When asked if he agreed with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on his recent comments, Clyburn responded: “Yes, I do agree with that. That’s not the problem. That’s a red herring.”
He added: “The problem you got in this country is that there are jurisdictions that do in fact pass racist legislation and whether or not we are going to condone that.”
The representative did state that while America is not a racist nation, there are still racists in the country.
“Look, America was not racist when they elected Barack Obama president or Kamala Harris the vice president. No, but there were a lot of racists out there involved in those campaigns, and we’re seeing them today,” he said. “Are we going to coddle racists, or are we going to deal with the racists?”
Clyburn’s comments come as Democrats are perpetuating the lie that voting laws that have been put forth and passed in some states will disproportionately prevent black Americans from voting. Since Georgia passed its voting laws earlier this month, Democrats have been claiming without evidence that these measures are specifically designed to prevent black people from voting.
The lawmaker argued against claims that the proposed laws are necessary to protect election integrity due to the outcome of the 2020 election. “It’s not accurate at all. There’s been no cheating taking place,” he said. “This is just crazy stuff.”
The representative is not the only Democratic leader who agreed with Sen. Scott. Vice President Kamala Harris made similar statements during an appearance on ABC News.
“First of all, no, I don’t think America is a racist country, but we also do have to speak the truth about the history of racism in our country and its existence today,” she said.
Sen. Scott caused much wailing and gnashing of teeth and a whole lot of whitesplaining when he dared to suggest that America is not a racist country during his rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s speech on Wednesday. “America is not a racist country” he said, adding that “race is not a political weapon to settle every issue the way one side wants.”
The progressive smear machine went into full force after Scott made his comments. So-called progressive influencers responded by lying about the senator’s remarks, pretending that he said racism does not exist. Of course, they forgot to acknowledge that he mentioned the bigotry he experienced as a black man in America.
It is also worth noting that neither Clyburn nor Harris elicited the same level of outrage for agreeing with Sen. Scott’s statements. If I didn’t know any better, I might be tempted to believe these people don’t believe their own arguments and were only feigning outrage when a Republican dared to suggest that the United States isn’t the racist stronghold they would have us believe it is.