Scott Calls Out Leftist Weaponizing Of Race

Written By BlabberBuzz | Wednesday, 04 August 2021 16:45

Republican Sen. Tim Scott announced race is being "weaponized" by the left, referring to Democrats' opposition to Georgia’s election law and the filibuster.

In a podcast with Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, "Real America," Scott, of South Carolina, discussed "two streams of consciousness" about race.

"One is a political statement or stream of consciousness on the issue of race," Scott announced. "Race, from a political perspective, is being weaponized in a way that it’s never been done before, and it’s being weaponized by the left because they find that to be very profitable."

"And frankly, if you can tell someone who the boogeyman is, then you don’t have to worry about that part of society anymore," he said. "It’s a very dangerous weapon."

Though, he said that when you "weaponize it in the way that Democrats are doing," opportunities for passing reforms can be blocked.

"Think about just last year, when in fact, we had a chance to pass police reform that could have helped in Kenosha, Wisconsin, when the young man that was having a mental episode was shot and killed by the police," Scott announced. "If we had passed the police reform, we could have had the resources for training on de-escalation."

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Scott said Democrats rather "decided to hold on to the issue of police brutality as opposed to the solution of police reform, a solution that was voted on in a bipartisan fashion."

"The Democrats used a filibuster to block the very debate on the very bill that could have saved lives, period," he stated. "Now they say that the filibuster is a racist relic, a relic from a racist time."

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Scott continued to refer to lectures given in the past by President Biden and former President Obama regarding the filibuster, explaining the speeches were "espousing the virtue" of it and working to protect the "necessary power of the minority party in Congress or in the Senate."

"To have these same folks today talk about the racist filibuster, it’s like they’re living in an alternate universe where no one has the ability to go back three or four years and see what they themselves said when they were trying to protect the filibuster," Scott said.

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Scott further referenced Democrats pushing the GOP, when they were in the minority, not to get rid of the filibuster.

"Now that they’re in the majority, the cynicism and the hypocrisy knows no end, and yet they’re doing such damage to the American people," Scott stated.

Scott further talked about Georgia’s election law, which the Justice Department is challenging in federal court as violating the Voting Rights Act. Prominent Democrats have also cast the state’s law as "racist."

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