Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) joined Guy Benson on Fox News Radio to discuss his disappointment with Democrats regarding a police reform bill, arguing that they are putting politics above helping the American people to create positive change for society.
This comes after Senate Democrats rejected the legislation South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (R) introduced with Senator Richard J. Durbin (D), the second-ranking Democratic leader, calling the legislation a “token, half-hearted approach.”
Scott, the former Florida Governor slammed Democrats, saying that “they’re all talk and no action.” Adding that “they want to have talking points for a campaign,” noting that “every time they brought up something, we dealt with that. And we told them that we would have an open amendment process” but that ultimately Democrats “didn’t want to get anything done.”
When Senator Tim Scott unveiled the bill during a news conference, he expressed that “too often we’re having a discussion in this nation about are you supporting the law enforcement community or are you supporting communities of color,” adding that “this is a false binary choice.”
In trying to combat this “false binary,” the Florida lawmaker argues that Democrats have not tried to work in a bipartisan manner, noting that “they do nothing to get anything done.”
After being rejected, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D) was not convinced that the bill should move forward, and she criticized Senator Tim Scott and Republicans, accusing Republican lawmakers of being complicit in the murder of George Floyd.
Calling it “slander,” Florida Senator Scott argued that journalists should have pressed harder for Speaker Pelosi but instead “the media lets them off the hook.”