Sen. Scott blasts Dems for putting politics above blacks

Saturday, June 27, 2020
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

Schumer and Pelosi at podiumAfrican American Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) took aim at top Democrats for blocking police reform and manipulating their “monopoly” on black voters after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and an overwhelming majority of his party’s senators blocked the GOP’s Justice Act.

“You gotta be kidding me,” Scott sighed in disbelief after Schumer rejected the act as “lacking in substance” and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) gave it a thumbs-down, saying, “I, for one, do not intend to be played,” according to CBN News.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called the Democrats’ reasoning for rejecting the bill – or any debate about it – “nonsense.”

Political staging?

Scott accused his Democrat counterparts in the Senate of refusing to discuss the volatile issue of police reform in order to keep racial tension alive – for their own advantage in the November election – contending that Democrats are abusing their “monopoly” on black voters through deception.

“Because the 'who' matters – they cannot allow this [Republican] Party to be seen as a party that reaches out to all communities in this nation," the Christian senator contended. "No matter the loyalty of the people, the return they get will always continue to go down, because in monopolies, you start devaluing your customer.”

Democrats’ refusal to move forward with police reform was condemned by Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.).

"We were four votes short to opening debate to discuss it," Lankford stressed, according to CBN News. "Every single Republican voted for this and a handful of Democrats, but the vast majority of Democrats said, 'No, we don't want to debate this bill – we only debate the Pelosi bill when it comes out of the House.' Well, that's absurd." 

He criticized Democrats for not moving forward to work on solutions in law enforcement so tragedies such as the murder of the unarmed African American George Floyd by a white Minnesota police officer will not happen again.

"We've been through this journey so many times where we'll see a black man be killed, and we'll all watch the footage, and the whole country rises up, and then Congress starts debating, and then it stops – and it stops because of silly stuff like this," Lankford added. 

Scott rips Pelosi for saying GOP murdered Floyd

Scott also chastised House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for blaming Republicans for Floyd’s tragic death, referring to her comments earlier in the week when she said his Justice Act would not make “any difference” and that it was “unsalvageable.”

"For something to happen, they're going to have to face the realities of police brutalities, the realities of the need for justice in policing, and the recognition that there's many good people in law enforcement, but not all," Pelosi remarked, referring to Republicans during a Tuesday interview with CBS radio. "And that we have to address those concerns, so, when they admit that, and have some suggestions that are worthy of consideration – but so far, they were trying to get away with murder, actually – the murder of George Floyd."

Scott addressed Pelosi’s statement – saying the ultra-left Democrat went off the deep end and that she is in no position to make such assertions.

"I thought to myself, 'How in the world does this woman – standing in front of a $24,000 refrigerator – have the sense to jump into the bottomless pit of race politics?” he asked on Fox News’ The Guy Benson Show, according to Fox News. “Why in the world would she want to do that?”

He then answered his own question, contending Pelosi is out-of-touch with reality.

"There's only one answer, by the way, one answer – it's because she's lived so long in a state of privilege that she has forgotten that it's the Republican Party that voted more for the Civil Rights-era legislation than the Democrats,” Scott reasoned. "It's because she's forgotten that it was President Trump and the criminal justice reform done in 2018 that made up for the Democrats' 1994 crime bill – she's forgotten that it's the school choice movement that frees more kids in poverty from the poor education system brought to us by the Democrats and the teachers' unions than they've ever seen."

The conservative African American impressed that Pelosi’s comments were simply out of line – and that she and Democrats are putting scoring political points above the safety of blacks.

"She has forgotten so much about reality that she spends too much time in an alternate universe, but the facts are simple," Scott added. "Why in the world would she stoop so low? And it's simply this: They believe – and I truly believe this – they believe that campaigning on police brutality is more important than solving police reform."

Pelosi brought up her problem with chokeholds when objecting to the GOP bill – a subject Scott had already addressed.

\“We’re saying no chokeholds,” Pelosi told CBS. “They’re not saying no chokeholds. I mean, there’s a big difference there. What’s the compromise? Some chokeholds? I don’t see what the compromise is.”

In Scott’s bill, he pushed local governments to ban chokeholds that cut off air flow, but Democrats additionally pressed to ban holds that blocked blood flow through the carotid artery.

“Ours only covered one, not the other,” Scott said in his speech Wednesday before the Senate, according to National Review. “I said, ‘Okay, you have an amendment. I’ll vote for it. We’ll change it.’”

But there was no pleasing Senate Democrats – even though Scott offered more than 20 amendments to his bill.

“AdvertisementWhy wouldn’t you take the 80% now, see if you can win the election, and add on the other 20%?” Scott asked later in his speech.

 

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