Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin apologized to Sen. Tim Scott after calling the police reform bill he spearheaded as the lone black GOP senator a “token” approach, Durbin's office said. “The minute Sen. Durbin heard that he had offended Sen. Scott, he sought him out on the floor and apologized. What Sen. Durbin took issue with in his floor speech was not Sen. Scott’s bill, but that the Senate Majority Leader would short circuit this critical debate and fail to make the changes needed to prevent the killing of Black Americans by police officers,” Durbin’s communications director, Emily Hampsten, said in a statement to Fox News. “Addressing systemic racism and changing policing in America requires and deserves more than one Judiciary hearing, one floor vote, one conversation,” she added. Speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday, Durbin referenced Scott's bill and said he respects the senator but made clear he supports the Democrats’ legislation, saluting California Sen. Kam
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Tim Scott forcefully pushed back on criticisms that he was being used as a "token" in Republicans' push for policing reform after George Floyd's death.
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Senator Tim Scott hit back at this critics today who call him a ‘token’ for Republicans and apparently don’t want him working on the police reform bill, hitting them with the hard with the truth that Senate Democrats aren’t really any more diverse than Senate Republicans: “Not surprising the last 24 hours have seen a lot of “token” “boy” or “you’re being used” in my mentions. Let me get this straight…you DON’T want the person who has faced racial profiling by police, been pulled over dozens of times, or been speaking out for YEARS drafting this?” Not surprising the last 24 hours have seen a lot of “token” “boy” or “you’re being used” in my mentions. Let me get this straight...you DON’T want the person who has faced racial profiling by police, been pulled over dozens of times, or been speaking out for YEARS drafting this? — Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) June 10, 2020 And don’t throw “you’re the only black guy they know” at me either. There are only two black Democratic Se
Sen. Tim Scott: Joe Biden made the “most condescending and arrogant comments toward the black community he has ever heard.”
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Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said he's offended by Joe Biden 's "arrogant, ridiculous" comment to a black radio host that if he's struggling to decide whether to support Biden or President Donald Trump in the general election then he "ain't black." "That is most condescending and arrogant comment I've heard in a very long time," Scott, the sole black Republican serving in the US Senate, said Friday on Fox Business. The remarks come after an interview on the radio show "The Breakfast Club" in which host Charlamagne Tha God told Biden he should come to the studio in New York City for another interview, telling the former vice president that "we've got more questions." "You've got more questions?" Biden replied. "Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black." Charlemagne responded that &