Republican Senator Has Best Response Ever When Hollywood Brat Asks If He’s Ever Been Poor

On Friday, Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano urged her Twitter followers to watch Republicans debate the tax overhaul bill hours before its scheduled vote. 

“I’d like to encourage everyone to turn watch this with me NOW,” tweeted Milano with a link to C-SPAN.

“watching…..Senator Tim Scott “$100 a month is real money” to struggling families ? Is he F**KING kidding ? HOW MUCH does $100 buy in this day ? Costs me $50 to fill my f**king gas tank FFS,” replied Twitter user Cherl Criss.

Here’s where things get good. Very good, indeed.

“@SenatorTimScott – are you serious? When was the last time you spent time w/a “struggling family”?, asks Emmy award winning writer Melissa Jo Peltier.

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott had the best ever response to Peltier:

“You mean…besides growing up in a poor single parent household where we had to use the oven to heat the house? Or when we couldn’t afford Christmas presents? Or when I owned 4 shirts total?’

Ouch. That’ll leave a mark.

“Timothy Eugene Scott was growing up poor and black in Charleston, S.C., the son of a nurse’s aide who worked 16-hour shifts, when Strom Thurmond, who ran for president as the standard-bearer for segregationists, was at the peak of his powers in the Senate,” reported the Washington Post.

Scott has an amazing back story:

As you have probably heard by now, the junior senator was once an aimless teen who was failing four classes, and he was on the verge of flunking out of high school. He worked a part-time job at a movie theater, and every day he ordered fries and a water from a nearby Chick-fil-A. The owner of the restaurant, John Moniz, eventually took the 13-year-old Scott under his wing and educated him in the teachings of the Republican Party and self-help evangelicals. Under Moniz’s watchful gaze — and free sandwiches — Scott’s worldview changed and his prospects improved. Eventually, Scott entered college, graduated, and became a successful insurance salesman before embarking on a career in politics. And although Moniz tragically passed away when Scott was only 17, even today the senator credits his success to his one-time mentor.

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