Tim Scott Shreds Pelosi For Accusing the GOP of “Trying To Get Away With the Murder” of George Floyd
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During an interview on Friday with radio show host Guy Benson, Republican Senator Time Scott unloaded on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi who previously said that the Senate GOP was "trying to get away with the murder" of George Floyd with their police reform bill.
Scott shot back at the speaker, saying that her comment was the "most outrageous, sinful comment" he had ever heard from a public official.
“It was the most outrageous, sinful comment I’ve heard as a public official, period. I thought to myself that, how in the world does this woman sitting, standing in front of a $24,000 refrigerator, have the sense to jump into the bottomless pit of race politics,” Scott said during the interview.
“Why in the world would she want to do that? 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 is the Republican Party that voted more for the civil rights-era legislation than the Democrats,” the Senator continued. “It is because she has 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’ union, than they’ve ever seen. She has forgotten so much about reality, that she spends too much time in an alternate universe. But the facts are simple. Why in the world would she stoop so low? And it’s simply this: They believe, actually believe this, that campaigning on police brutality is more important than solving police reform,” said Scott.
Earlier in the week, Democratic Senators blocked Scott's police reform bill.
“They don’t want a debate, they don’t want amendments, they’ll filibuster police reform from even reaching the floor of the Senate unless the majority lets the minority rewrite the bill behind closed doors in advance,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
On Wednesday during an interview with MSNBC, Pelosi spoke about her previous comments and said she would "absolutely, positively not" apologize to Scott and the GOP for saying they want to get away with the murder of George Floyd.
“The fact is — people say — I think, you, frankly, in the press have given them far too much credit for a bill that does nothing. They’re saying, ‘Well, you have their bill; they have theirs.’ Yeah, our bill does something; theirs does nothing,” said Pelosi.
The Daily Wire reports:
Senator Angus King (I-ME), who typically caucuses with Democrats and was one of three non-GOP senators to vote for moving the legislation forward, expressed concern that voting the legislation down “will end the discussion of this subject in the Senate for the foreseeable future, and leave us with nothing to show for all the energy and passion that has brought this issue to the forefront of public consciousness.”
Scott made similar remarks on the Senate floor when arguing for bringing the bill to the next step of the legislative process, which could have resulted in a bill Democrats would have preferred more than the original: “The irony of the story is that today and through June and July what we’ll have is – instead of getting 70 percent of what you wanted, or more – you’re going to get zero.”
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