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Sen. Mike Braun: 'Why don't you tell us what Officer Rolfe should've done when this man fired a Taser at him?'

Braun argued Monday that unless Republican lawmakers work to change the system, "Democrats are going to spin it" to their benefit in the November elections. "Chuck Schumer has already decided he can make hay of this in the election and we will end up on the short side of it again," Braun said. "Who controls the Senate?" Carlson fired back. "I thought Republicans controlled the Senate. So you're taking your cues from Chuck Schumer [and] saying, 'He might criticize me, therefore I have to pass a law that makes it easier to sue police'?" Braun said his bill would provide "due process" for victims of police misconduct, citing the controversial shooting death earlier this month of  Rayshard Brooks  in Atlanta, which the GOP lawmaker recently described as an "egregious incident" of police brutality. When Carlson asked pointedly whether Braun thought former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe --who fired th