November 9th, 2010
08:06 PM ET
12 years ago

House Black Caucus invites 2 new GOP African-Americans; one balks

Washington (CNN) - The chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus said Tuesday that two African-American Republicans elected to Congress last week were welcome to join the group, but one of the new members-elect - Tim Scott of South Carolina - indicated he would decline.

"I grew up in an environment where we were just very much integrated, and life worked out really well," Scott told reporters Tuesday. "I think the best for America is finding a way to fuse all of our communities together and erase all those lines that separate us."

Filed under: 2010 • Congressional Black Caucus • Tim Scott
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. keepstuffingthis

    Thank God for people like Scott, when do you think the rest will finally get it?

    November 9, 2010 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  2. Alex in Wisconsin

    ouch, rejection is always hard. But Mr. Scott does have a nice message and hopefully, he will join the CBC at times when it it obvious that members of other races are not adhering to the principle he has stated. I would be very disappointed if either of the black republicans in the house keep quiet when racism becomes an issue. Equality doesn't mean keeping quiet while a minority is suppressed or abused by the majority

    November 10, 2010 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  3. jules sand-perkins

    Hear, hear!
    Bravissimo Tim Scott, and thanks to South Carolina for sending him to Washington.
    All Americans should aspire to being completely color blind.

    November 10, 2010 04:48 am at 4:48 am |
  4. King

    Please with that crap you just think the dems will convince you to do something you don't
    Want to do.

    November 10, 2010 06:56 am at 6:56 am |