Senate Democrats officially rejected Republicans’ police reform bill, which needed 60 votes to advance, in a 55-45 vote on Wednesday.
In a letter earlier this week, Democrats voiced objection and prevented debate or a vote, blocking any amendments.
In an interview on “Fox & Friends” Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott said Thursday that this was “race politics.”
“In the House bill right now they refused any Republican amendments. In our legislation, I offered five because they said they needed five. I offered 20 because they said 20. I offered a manager’s amendment which basically means we can rewrite the parts of the bill that you want to. They said no. They had no desire to actually solve this issue before the election,” Scott says, who led the charge to get the bill moved forward.
“So, when you go piece by piece, with the only thing that you can conclude is [that] it wasn’t what we were talking about. It was who was talking,” he remarked.
“And, not just me, Tim Scott, but who was talking was the Republican Party saying to minority communities, to underserved communities, to liberal-controlled communities like Atlanta and Minneapolis, Cleveland…We hear you. We see you. Here are reforms.’”
According to Scott, Democrats’ obstinance and inability to act will also be the reasons why there is “blood on their hands.”
Pelosi doubles down on her insane accusation that Republicans are trying to get away with the murder of George Floyd:
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