South Carolina GOP Sen. Tim Scott reported some disturbing news on Tuesday. Senator Scott said liberals flooded his inbox with hateful messages following a fiery speech on the blocking of his police reform bill.
“We had more than a dozen of them, I only played two of them, which were the most racially offensive comments from liberals in this country that called to say that I was in their crosshairs,” he told.
Plus he added, “It was so profanity-laced, you can’t play five seconds of those videos on your show because there are that many f-bombs, the n-word — by liberal Democrats — causing a stir in my office, threatening my life. It is the most audacious, repugnant behavior I’ve seen in a very long time.”
Fox News reports:
Scott also responded to House Majority Whip James Clyburn’s (D-SC) claim earlier that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY was the reason Democrats blocked debate on Scott’s police reform bill.
Clyburn, D-S.C., told MacCallum that Scott’s frustration over the failure of his bill “ought to be with Mitch McConnell” and added that the majority leader should have let Scott work with Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on bipartisan legislation.
“I had multiple conversations with Democrats, including those two [Booker and Harris], about what they saw that needed to be changed in the bill,” Scott stated. “Now, I offered them … 20 amendments to do the changing. They still walked away from the opportunity.” He further acknowledged “I would certainly add to my legislation [a ban on] carotid [chokeholds] … But if that is our disagreement, that’s solved in 30 seconds.”
Scott expressed that protests aimed against police and attempts to remove historical figures deemed as racist are not based on historical understanding. “The uneducated are showing up in droves and unfortunately, they’re getting microphones because they have been empowered not by the historical perspective, not — as Congressman Clyburn said — an assessment and an evaluation based on historical understanding. That’s out the window.”
In addition, “It’s chaos and chaos leads to anarchy. And that’s dangerous, very dangerous for this nation. And we need to force the conversation in the public forum so that adults can have conversations where we agree to disagree without being disagreeable. It can happen. It hasn’t happened in too long.”