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Sen. Tim Scott Sounds Off on How the Media Is Covering His Police Reform Efforts

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Posted: Jul 29, 2020 11:30 AM
Sen. Tim Scott Sounds Off on How the Media Is Covering His Police Reform Efforts

Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool

Sen. Tim Scott's (R-SC) five-year-long effort to enact police reform, the JUSTICE Act, went nowhere last month thanks to the Democrats who voted to block debate on it. He was disappointed and frustrated, considering he had left all his emotions on the Senate floor when introducing it. As the only black Republican senator in Congress, he got vulnerable and shared how he, like so many other black Americans, had been targeted by the police. And yet he was ready to make some meaningful change and hold the nation's police departments accountable. Still, the effort was not good enough.

Not only did he regret his colleagues' stubbornness and rude dismissal of his bill, but he was equally disappointed in the media's coverage of his bill. He explained why in his recent interview with AEI's Danielle Pletka's and Marc Thiessen's podcast, "What the Hell Is Going On?"

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