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Fox Anchor Harris Faulkner Asks Tim Scott’s Reaction to Steve King’s ‘Racist’ Comments: ‘As a Person of Color…’

Fox News’ Harris Faulkner and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) both condemned Steve King (R-IA) on Monday as they talked about the congressman’s recent, racially-charged comments.

Even though King has a history of making questionable comments about a matter pertaining to race, there’s been a lot of commotion recently over the New York Times profile where he asked how terms like “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” became considered offensive.

Scott is among the conservatives who’ve blasted King’s remarks over the last few days, and when the topic came up in an interview with Faulkner, the senator and the Fox host seemed to have a meeting of the minds over King’s “incendiary racist comments.”

“As we go forth, it’s interesting to note your prominence there as a person of color,” Faulkner said as she asked for Scott’s thoughts.

Scott responded by thanking his fellow congressional conservatives for denouncing King and promising to take action against him.

“For me, it’s not about the Republican Party. King’s comments are antithetical to what is, in fact, the American Dream. The durability of the American Dream is the strength of the American spirit, and what he did was he struck against the American spirit. He weakened our spirit, and when that happens, our nation is less competitive globally.”

Aside from Scott’s recent appearances on Fox News, it seems the network hasn’t devoted a whole lot of their TV time to acknowledging King’s remarks.

TvEyes searches indicate that King’s name didn’t come up very much on Fox over the weekend, and according to liberal watchdog Media Matters, the network only covered his remarks for 42 seconds within the first 24 hours after their publication. This is rather different from how Fox apparently devoted 52 minutes of their airtime to Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) within the first day of her profane comments about pursuing the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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