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Tags: tim scott | democrats | william barr | judiciary committee | hearing

Sen. Tim Scott: Dems 'Filibustering' Own Answers for Questions to Barr

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Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 29 July 2020 09:40 AM

House Democrats interrogating Attorney General William Barr Tuesday were afraid of his answers, so they were "filibustering the answers to their own questions," and that's a sign of what will happen in the future if Democrats take control of both chambers of Congress, Sen. Tim Scott said Wednesday. 

"All around the country, people got to see chaos in Congress run by the Democrats," the South Carolina Republican said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "Yesterday's hearing was only a snippet of what's to come if they gain control and that's why our voters around the country won't let that happen."

Scott said the Judiciary Committee Democrats put on an "embarrassing" show, but Barr's answers were actually "very clear, very concise, and direct. He was not going to be bullied, and that was a powerful statement as well."

The senator said he also wants to know what happened to discussions of police reform. 

"If the Democrats were so serious about police reform, you have the top cop in America in a hearing for 5 hours and they did everything except for talk about the issues that are impacting minority communities," said Scott. "Instead of having that conversation, they decided to play politics with America's future, to play politics with America's minority communities."

Scott also addressed the discussion about the next phase of coronavirus relief, commenting that since the United States has an incentive-based economy, lawmakers have to find ways to encourage investment in America's economy in a way that will provide results. 

For example, increasing a tax deduction for businesses spending money to have meetings in restaurants would mean "more jobs and more hours in the restaurant industry," said Scott.
"One out of every four jobs in April that was lost was lost in the restaurant industry. That translates to 5.5 million Americans lost their paychecks because the — because of the shuttering of restaurants."

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House Democrats interrogating Attorney General William Barr Tuesday were afraid of his answers, so they were "filibustering the answers to their own questions," and that's a sign of what will happen in the future if Democrats take control of both chambers of Congress, Sen. Tim Scott...
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