Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) took Alabama Senate candidate — and accused child molester — Roy Moore to task on Sunday for his remarks saying that America was “great” when black people were slaves. Scott also sharply contradicted Rep. Steve King (R-IA)’s assertion that “diversity is not our strength” in the U.S. but is a hindrance.
Politico reported that Scott was forthright in his denunciation of Moore, saying that he didn’t support the twice-ousted former Alabama chief justice before allegations that he molested multiple underage girls when he was in his 30s.
“Well, [there is] very little that I can do about people who speak ignorantly,” Scott told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd on Sunday. “And you just have to call it for what it is, No. 1.”
He continued, “No. 2, the bottom line is both when Steve King and Tim Scott arrived in this country, we were actually creating diversity because the Native Americans were already here. So that is just a ridiculous statement.”
“Listen, I wasn’t supporting Roy Moore before the allegations. The allegations reinforced why I wasn’t there,” said Scott, who is the only black Republican in the U.S. Senate.
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US House of Representatives kills attempt to impeach Trump
The U.S. House of Representatives by a wide margin just voted to not take action on a resolution to consider impeaching President Donald Trump over his racist remarks. The forced vote, which is still ongoing, currently stands at 331 in favor of "tabling," or putting aside, the motion, and 93 voting against tabling, meaning 93 voting to consider the motion.
The motion was brought by Democratic Congressman Al Green, who has been trying to impeach President Trump.This is the first time the House has weighed in officially on the issue.
Some who support impeachment voted against the motion, saying it needs to go through proper channels, generally the House Judiciary Committee.
‘Fat people don’t wear shorts’: North Carolina girl goes viral after being body shamed in church
On Wednesday, WCTI News Channel 12 reported on a viral video circulating of a girl in North Carolina being body-shamed at her own church by a community leader.
"She had came [sic] in and said you're too fat to wear those shorts, fat girls don't wear shorts," said 19-year-old Jenna Munger, describing the encounter, which happened as she was visiting the restroom while singing in the church choir.
On the video, which has already gathered more than 5 million views, the woman can be heard saying, "She's a chubby girl, but she's got a dress on that's appropriate; it comes down to the top of her knees."
Trump administration diverts development aid meant for Guatemala and Honduras to boost Venezuela’s Guaido
President Donald Trump's administration is diverting nearly $42 million intended for development aid in Guatemala and Honduras to support Venezuela's opposition chief Juan Guaido, including staff salaries, an internal document showed.
In a memo obtained by AFP, the US Agency for International Development called Venezuela's political crisis "a significant, exigent event in the US national interest" that required a switch in $41.9 million in funds.
The United States and more than 50 other countries recognize Guaido as president of Venezuela, but leftist leader Nicolas Maduro remains in power despite nearly half a year of international efforts.