Tim Scott Calls Obama A LIAR

Marc Nozell from Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Senator Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina, expressed his support for the recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down the use of race as a factor in college admissions. During an interview on “The Faulkner Focus,” Sen. Scott addressed former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, who had expressed their concerns about the impact of the decision on young people’s futures. Sen. Scott criticized the Obamas and other left-leaning individuals for spreading what he believed were falsehoods about opportunity in America, accusing them of promoting misleading narratives.

The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, ruled that considering race as a factor in college admissions violated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, argued that any benefits given to students based on race should be tied to their individual experiences, such as overcoming discrimination or demonstrating unique abilities that contribute to the university. The majority opinion criticized universities that prioritized an individual’s racial identity over their personal achievements and qualifications, stating that such an approach went against the principles of our constitutional history.

Joining Chief Justice Roberts in the majority opinion were Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote the primary dissent, with Justices Elena Kagan and Ketanji Brown Jackson joining in part. Justice Thomas also wrote a separate opinion concurring with the majority, arguing that universities’ admissions policies based on race preferences were unconstitutional and contrary to the principle of equality.

Justice Thomas expressed his hope that the country would uphold the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, emphasizing equal treatment under the law for all citizens. He acknowledged the challenges faced by marginalized communities but remained optimistic that the United States would strive to live up to its founding ideals.

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