Tim Scott warns against “teaching kids they are oppressors”

By Russell Contreras for Axios

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will use the stage at the Reagan Library in California tonight to warn against “teaching kids that they are oppressors” and appeal to gig workers including ride-share drivers and food deliverers, according to excerpts shared with Axios.

Driving the news: In a speech as part of the “Time for Choosing” conservative speakers’ series, Scott will say he’s proof of conservatism lifting Americans of color — and bash President Biden and Democrats over inflation and national security threats.

Why it matters: Scott, the only Black Republican in the U.S. Senate, is often mentioned as a prospective 2024 presidential candidate and is on just about every GOP hopeful’s short list for VP.