Republican Sen. Tim Scott torched House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “outrageous, sinful” rhetoric against the GOP and its police reform bill Friday in a blistering radio interview.
On Tuesday, as a proposal written by Scott was foundering in the face of a Democratic filibuster threat, Pelosi said that Republicans are “trying to get away with murder, actually. The murder of George Floyd.”
That, Scott said Friday, “was the most outrageous, sinful comment I’ve heard as a public official, period.”
“I thought to myself, ‘How in the world does this woman, standing in front of a $24,000 refrigerator, have the sense to jump into the bottomless pit of race politics? Why in the world would she want to do that?” he told Fox News Radio.
“And it’s simply this: They believe — and I truly believe this — they believe that campaigning on police brutality is more important than solving police reform.”
Congress is at an impasse over police reform after Senate Democrats blocked Scott’s bill, saying it did not go far enough to deal with the fallout from Floyd’s death in Minneapolis — and the House passed a bill on a party-line vote that is doomed to die in the other chamber.
Pelosi has been raked for the out-of-touch display of her high-end kitchen appliances packed with pricey artisanal ice cream at the height of the economic agony of the coronavirus shutdowns.