South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate, expertly shot down a Twitter troll who on Wednesday referred to him as a “house n***a.”
The social media user, identified only as “Simone,” used the derogatory term to refer to Scott and William Smith, a former aide to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), after the two black men testified in support of the Alabama lawmaker’s appointment as attorney general Wednesday.
Rather than get into a back-and-forth debate with the disagreeable Twitter troll, who has since deleted her account, Scott decided to correct Simone’s inflammatory message by informing her that he actually works in the Senate — not the House of Representatives.
Because the troll deleted her original tweet attacking Tim Scott, I will gently remind her that the Internet is Forever. pic.twitter.com/YQSssEikSoAdvertisement - story continues below...
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) January 11, 2017
When one person came to Scott’s defense, calling the social media user’s tweet “disgusting,” the South Carolina lawmaker shared his personal motto when he’s faced with impolite adversaries.
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— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) January 11, 2017