Senator Tim Scott has slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ‘outrageous, sinful’ remark that Republicans are trying to ‘get away with murder…the murder of George Floyd.’
Scott, a South Carolina Republican and the party’s only black senator, was speaking on Fox News Radio on Friday when he responded to Pelosi’s remarks about his JUSTICE Act police reform bill.
On Tuesday, Pelosi criticized the Republican bill in an interview with CBS Radio, calling it ‘unsalvageable’ and saying it won’t make ‘any difference.’
‘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 said of Republicans.
‘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 responded: ‘It was the most outrageous, sinful comment I’ve heard as a public official, period.’
‘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? Why in the world would she want to do that?’
‘There’s only one answer, by the way, one answer,’ Scott continued. ‘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.
‘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,’ he continued
‘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 then they’ve ever seen,’ Scott went on.
‘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.’
On Wednesday, Democrats in the Senate blocked debate on Scott’s JUSTICE Act, with the measure falling five votes short of the 60 votes needed to move forward.
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Source: Daily Mail