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Democrat Senator Says Tim Scott's Police Reform Bill Is A 'Token' Approach, Scott Fires Back

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Illinois Democrat Senator Dick Durbin, dubbed “Da Nang Dick” by Donald Trump Jr., stooped to a possible new low on Wednesday afternoon.

Just imagine if a Republican member of the upper chamber said what Durbin said about a black liberal.

If the roles were reversed, this would be headline news.

From Right Scoop:

The utterly despicable Dick Durbin showed his true colors today on the Senate Floor, suggesting Democrats can’t support Senator Tim Scott’s bill on police reform because it’s a “token” approach:

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Here’s Scott’s response:

From Fox News:

NBC News anchor Craig Melvin asked Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., if the GOP is “using” him as a “token” amid the response to George Floyd‘s death.

Scott has been leading the effort in the Senate among Republican lawmakers in pursuit of police reform. However, the “Today” host questioned whether Scott’s party was maximizing the only black GOP senator to its advantage.

Scott noted, “Well, I am also the only person in my conference who has been racially profiled driving while black. I’m the only one in my conference that’s been stopped seven times in one year as an elected official, perhaps the only one in my conference wearing this Senate pin that was stopped from coming into the building. So if there’s someone in the conference who understands discrimination and profiling, it’s me. It’s the reason why I asked to lead this charge, because it is a personal issue, it is the right issue. And frankly, I think it helps to have someone who’s been a victim of this situation and who still has a tremendous respect for where our country can go together.


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