On Tuesday night Tim Scott became the first African American elected to the US Senate from South Carolina. An unimpressed Rep.James Clyburn , a black congressman made the following statement to the Washington Post dismissing the victory.
If you call progress electing a person with the pigmentation that he has, who votes against the interest and aspirations of 95 percent of the black people in South Carolina, then I guess that’s progress.
[SOURCE] Examples of Clyburn's statement would include Scott getting an F on the NAACP annual scorecard. Voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, he voted to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress, opposed the Congressional Black Caucus’s budget proposal and voted to delay funding a settlement between the United States and black farmers who alleged that the federal government refused them loans because of their race