Sen. Tim Scott, R-North Charleston, called for outspoken leadership against racism on Twitter Tuesday, in an apparent swipe at President Donald Trump.
The tweets from South Carolina’s junior senator came hours after Trump reiterated that he blames “both sides” for violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.
During a press conference Tuesday, Trump spread the blame for violence from neo-Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan who rallied against the removal of a Confederate monument, but also counter-protesters who denounced them – some of whom were injured or killed when a car ran into a crowd on a Charlottesville street.
Scott tweeted that “My party&our nation must stand united against hate, racism& groups/individuals who want to reject the truth that we are all from one blood.”
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“The moral authority of this nation rests upon clarity of convictions & actions that reinforce our commitment to the greater good for all!” he said.
Scott didn’t mentioned Trump by name in his Twitter feed, but said he wanted to send a message from “my house to the White House.”
“Our American family deserves conspicuous,determined leadership that stands in the gap for principles of freedom and the pursuit of liberty,” Scott wrote. “There is absolutely NO gray area when it comes to condemning groups who breed on racism, hate and division.”
Scott also linked to a column he wrote for USA Today on the need to stand up to “domestic terror” and the “unraveling that occurs from the inside out.”