Fox News guest anchor Gillian Turner gave a swift response to fellow host John Roberts for suggesting that criticism of Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is “solely because he’s a conservative” (Watch below.)
Scott, a potential 2024 presidential contender, has faced disparaging nicknames like “Uncle Tim” since his comments that America was “not a racist country” in 2021.
Prior to Turner and Roberts’ exchange, a Fox News guest condemned those who have used the nickname on Scott, who is Black, Mediaite reported.
Roberts later said he was interested to hear what Scott had to say during an Iowa speech on Wednesday.
“The racist attacks on him are just, they’re despicable,” Roberts added.
“And pretty terrible,” replied Turner.
“They’re just despicable. And it’s solely because he’s a conservative,” Roberts fired back.
“And people are racist, both,” Turner said.
“Yeah, well, that’s true,” Roberts responded.
“You know, cuts both ways,” Turner replied.
“That goes without saying,” Roberts added.