Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., on Sunday called liberal Democrats’ call for more spending on social programs akin to throwing fuel on the fire of inflation — and a “miserable” formula for success.
In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Scott lamented that despite the highest level of violence in decades, and inflation, “we have liberals in Washington literally saying we need more.”
“The economy is overheating, but let's spend and put more fire on the economy,” he chided the Democrats for urging. “We have almost 9 million jobs with fewer than 8 million people looking for work. Their formula for success is miserable.”
According to Scott, the Senate agenda is “packed,” but that “I see is getting some things done.”
“I hope that we keep in mind, not Republicans or Democrats, but we keep in mind the American people,” he said. “We are literally putting them under more stress by the bad policies coming out of Washington. We should not be a part of that conversation.”
“We should force the conversation into what's best for America,” he continued. “Reducing inflation, good for America. Getting rid of the disincentives for work, good for America. And restoring confidence that we can actually have strong presence of law enforcement in the poorest and the hardest hit communities. Those things are actually celebrated… We should take those facts and use them to fuse together an agenda that the American people will celebrate because it's about them and not about politicians in Washington.”
Scott also said he has “hope” for a police reform bill — and that it won’t “demonize” police.
“When you demonize police officers, when you defund the police and you start talking about this war on police and prosecution and not on crime, you're going to have a reduction of forces, and if you tell officers that their personal liability is on the line, it is a bad decision,” he said.
“Things like the chokehold … the militarization of police, those are things we can negotiate on,” he added. “No-knock warrants, we can make them better and transparent. We are making progress on those issues but we cannot, and I will not support defunding the police.”
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