Tim Scott in Interview w/BET: What Ben Jealous Said Was “Ridiculous”

In an exclusive interview conducted yesterday with BET’s Joyce Jones, Sen. Tim Scott, the first Black Republican Senator to be sworn-in to the Senate in 40 years, reacts to NAACP President Ben Jealous’ claim that Scott “doesn’t believe in civil rights. From BET:

It’s a notion that Scott scoffs at, calling the claim “ridiculous.” First, Jealous doesn’t know him, he said. And secondly, Scott thinks everyone believes in civil rights although they may differ on how to address the issue.

“The question is how do we make sure that all Americans get to move forward in this nation and I would not think making stereotypical statements of anyone will help that,” Scott said.