Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) gave the keynote speech of the evening, and it proved fantastic. He explained that his grandfather was forced out of school to pick cotton and never learned how to read and write, but he saw his grandson “become the first African American to be elected to both the United States House and Senate.”
“Our family went from cotton to Congress in one lifetime,” Scott said, delivering one of the most memorable lines of the evening.
He contrasted this opportunity with the Left’s increasingly negative view of America, and he highlighted Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s tremendous weaknesses with the black community.
“Joe Biden said if a black man didn’t vote for him, he wasn’t truly black,” Scott noted. “Joe Biden said black people are a monolithic community. It was Joe Biden who said, ‘Poor kids can be just as smart as white kids.’”
Yet Scott didn’t just slam Biden’s words. He also noted the former vice president’s actions.