“Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy” invited Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., to debate his efforts on police reform regardless of the latest setbacks for the laws.

Gowdy opened his phase remarking on the Democrats’ failure to cross police reform laws final week. More notably, he commented that no Democrat obtained criticism for this failure regardless of abandoning the negotiation. Scott stated this was a part of the left “putting politics over people” and hoping to provide President Biden a victory. 

“They are managing so many crises that I think they are looking for a way to give Biden a win. Think about Afghanistan crisis, the border crisis, crisis in the Middle East, crisis in spending, crisis in taxing. So they’re putting politics over people and focusing on a partisan victory. They are actually going to look for the perfect and make it the enemy of the good,” Scott stated.

Scott additionally reiterated that 81 p.c of African Americans need the identical or extra ranges of policing of their neighborhoods. The invoice, he claimed, would have truly labored to defund and prohibit native policing.


“There were more than seven sections in the bill that literally said we are going to reduce your funding or make you ineligible for funding if you don’t let a national standard dictate all local policing,” Scott stated.

Gowdy remarked how months earlier Democrats appeared extra keen to barter with Scott solely to balk at discovering options. Scott replied that there gave the impression to be a sample regarding Democrats and the elites caring extra in regards to the concern somewhat than options.

“We’re at the table because we want to provide solutions, but the other side, sometimes it feels like they like the issue more than the solution. When it comes to solutions, think about the record breaking amount of money for HBCUs or the lowest unemployment rate for African Americans, for Hispanics, for Asians, a seventy-year low for women, increases in the labor participation rate. We’ve seen the right direction of solutions under the GOP while the Democrats keep campaigning on the issue never having to find a solution,” Scott stated. “This is what all Americans want, whether you’re Black or White or red or blue. You want a fair justice system. And yet our Democrats and elites keep telling poor folks in marginalized communities you just wait. We’ll get to you sometime, and we’ll run on the issue, but the Republicans bring the solutions.”

Scott closed repeating his efforts to assist native police despite Democrat efforts.

“Just remember this problem came to us because Chicago and Atlanta, Minneapolis, New York City, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, all big blue cities run by Democrat mayors and super majorities on their councils decided not to act on behalf of their most vulnerable communities. So yes, they’ve all tried to defund the police. We want to refund the police. Public safety is job one,” he stated.