WATCH: Sen. Tim Scott says he believes in ‘the goodness of America’ | 2020 RNC Night 1

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said he believes in “the goodness of America,” and the promise that all men and women are created equal, on the first night of the Republican National Convention on Aug. 24, 2020. Scott, who is the only Black Republican senator in the U.S., said he won a seat in an overwhelmingly white district because voters judged him not on the color of his skin, but on the content of his character. Despite recent protests against ongoing racial injustice and social inequities in the U.S., Scott pushed back on the idea that conditions are worse in America than they were in the 19th and 20th centuries. "The truth is, our nation’s arc always bends back towards fairness. We are not fully where we want to but, but I thank God Almighty we are not where we used to be," Scott said. The Republican party planned a mix of virtual and in-person events in North Carolina and Washington, D.C., for its nominating convention after the coronavirus pandemic interrupted plans for a traditional nominating event.

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