Facts about African-American Senators from the South since Reconstruction Era
I was angrily appalled that The Economist has inaccurately published that Georgia’s Democratic US Senator-elect Raphael Warnock became the first black person from the South to hold a Senate seat. DO NOT take it personally. It is NOT about the political party. It is about the factual history of the African-American Senator from the South since the Reconstruction (post-civil-war) era.
The facts about Republican US Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina becoming the first black person ever appointed or elected to hold the US Senate seat from the South since the Reconstruction era are proven.
Regardless of the political party, Timothy Eugene Scott of South Carolina became the first African-American or black person ever to hold the US Senate seat from the South since the Reconstruction era when he was officially appointed to replace outgoing Senator Jim DeMint in January 2013. Here is a backup snapshot from the New York Times in case whenever the article is subject to be removed or erased.
Nearly two years later, Tim Scott successfully won the special election to finish DeMint’s two-year remaining term in November 2014. Scott became the first African-American or black person ever elected to the US Senate from the South since the Reconstruction era. In case if the article is removed, here is a backup snapshot proved that the USA Today published that Tim Scott became the first African-American person to win the US Senate election from the South since the Reconstruction era:
Two years later, Tim Scott won his re-election for the first full six-year term. It clarifies that Scott’s communications director Ken Farnaso is 100% correct that Senator Scott has actually won the US Senate elections TWICE!
Another one comes from the Wikipedia:
The Economist must retract their inaccurate information and then correct their error that Raphael Warnock actually became the second African-American or black person elected to hold the US Senate seat from the South since the Reconstruction era. What an embarrassment!