In Moving Speech, GOP Sen. Tim Scott Describes Being Racially Profiled

Scott delivered the remarks from the Senate on Wednesday, the second in a planned trio of speeches in response to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the five Dallas police officers slain last week Scott added during his speech that he was stopped seven times in one year and had to defend his identity as an elected official on Capitol Hill.

Scott said he was moved to discuss the issues after last week's shootings in Dallas, Minnesota and Baton Rouge. Scott delivered his first speech on Tuesday and plans to deliver the final one Thursday.

But I was so proud and thankful for those two law enforcement officers who were enraged by this treatment.

New York Democrat Barbara Boxer followed him and before starting her floor speech, praised Scott's.

"I shuddered when I heard Eric Garner say: 'I can't breathe'".

"Instead of sharing experience after experience, I want to go to a time in my life when I was an elected official and share just a couple of stories as an elected official", he said.

"In the course of one year, I've been stopped seven times by law enforcement officers", he said. Was I speeding sometimes? "Sure. But the vast majority of times I was stopped for nothing more than driving a new auto in the wrong neighborhood or some other reason just as trivial", Scott said. "It's easy to identify a USA senator by our pin".

"Despite wearing his member of Congress pin - and having served in the House or Senate for five years at that point - Scott described an incident last year when he was trying to enter an office building and an officer "full of attitude" pointed at the senator and said, "'The pin I know; you, I don't. "You, I don't. Show me your ID, '" Mr. Scott recalled. "I was thinking to myself, 'Either he thinks I'm committing a crime, impersonating a member of Congress, or what?' Well, I'll tell you that later that evening, I received a phone call from his supervisor apologizing for the behavior". "I have felt the anger, the frustration, the sadness and the humiliation that comes with feeling like you're being targeted for nothing more than being just yourself … There is absolutely nothing more frustrating, more damaging to your soul than when you know you're following the rules and being treated like you're not".

Scott was appointed to his Senate seat after former Sen.

'Moving & powerful' Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for president, Haley joked that the future of the Republican Party "looked like a United Colors of Benetton ad". Jim Lankford (R-Okla.) called "Solution Sunday", encouraging people to converse. Republican Senator Tim Scott (SC) has been a conservative favorite, a stalwart on free markets and fighting government encroachment on property and liberty.

But Scott frequently draws from his personal narrative - the child of a single parent growing up in poverty in North Charleston - to give context to his legislative proposals and political actions. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., thanked him for speaking candidly about his experiences, especially given the lack of diversity in the chamber.

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