Senator Scott thanks Biden and Harris for saying they AGREE with him that ...

Senator Tim Scott has praised President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for agreeing with him that America is 'not a racist country,' after critics attacked Scott with racial slurs over his rebuttal to Biden's joint address to Congress.

Scott, a South Carolina Republican, told CBS' Face The Nation on Sunday that he stood by his assessment that America is not racist, despite being pulled over 18 times for 'driving while black.'

'Let me say thank goodness that finally our president, our vice president and one of the leaders in the Democrat- Democrat caucus in the House, Jim Clyburn, have all come forward and said exactly what I've been saying for a long time. America is not a racist country,' Scott said in the interview. 

'The question is, is there a lingering effect after a couple of centuries of racism and discrimination in this nation? The answer is absolutely,' he added.

Senator Tim Scott has praised President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for agreeing with him that America is 'not a racist country'

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Senator Tim Scott has praised President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for agreeing with him that America is 'not a racist country'

Biden and Harris both agreed last week that all of America is not racist, but were quick to insist that historical injustice and racism can never be forgotten

Biden and Harris both agreed last week that all of America is not racist, but were quick to insist that historical injustice and racism can never be forgotten

Scott, who is black, drew furious backlash from the left over his rebuttal to Biden's speech, with the slur 'Uncle Tim' trending on Twitter for hours before the service banned it.

The phrase is a reference to the Uncle Tom character in Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 abolitionist novel, who has come to be viewed as a caricature of a subservient black slave who grovels for the approval of whites.

As well, a leading Democratic Party figure in Texas came under fire after he was accused of racism for referring to Scott as 'Oreo,' a reference to the Nabisco snack cookie that is used as a derogatory slur for a black person who is perceived as 'white on the inside.'

Gary O'Connor, the chair of the Democratic Party in Lamar County, made the remark in a Facebook post that has since been deleted. DailyMail.com has reached out to O'Connor seeking comment.

In an interview on Friday, Biden agreed America is not racist but said after years of Jim Crow law, communities of color have been left 'far behind' in comments that addressed the race struggle in country, which was reignited after the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

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A leading Democratic Party figure in Texas came under fire after he was accused of racism for referring to Scott as ¿an Oreo¿

A leading Democratic Party figure in Texas came under fire after he was accused of racism for referring to Scott as 'an Oreo' 

¿Oreo¿ is a reference to the famous sandwich cookie made by Nabisco. It consists of two dark-colored wafers separated by a white, creme filling. In a racial context, ¿Oreo¿ refers to a black person who is perceived as acting white

'Oreo' is a reference to the famous sandwich cookie made by Nabisco. It consists of two dark-colored wafers separated by a white, creme filling. In a racial context, 'Oreo' refers to a black person who is perceived as acting white

'No, I don't think the American people are racist,' Biden said. But, he noted, decades of Jim Crow laws - state and local statutes that legalized racial segregation - had left black Americans behind. 

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