Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott stated that Democrats are weaponizing race and doing so is a dangerous phenomenon, it was reported Tuesday.
The conversation centered around Democrats’ opposition to the new election laws put into effect by Georgia and the filibuster. Scott discussed the behavior and rhetoric of Democrats regarding the legislation they oppose and deemed “two streams of consciousness” regarding race.
“One is a political statement or stream of consciousness on the issue of race,” Scott said, according to Fox News. “Race, from a political perspective, is being weaponized in a way that it’s never been done before, and it’s being weaponized by the left because they find that to be very profitable.” (RELATED: Biden Administration Suing Georgia Over New Election Law)
“And frankly, if you can tell someone who the boogeyman is, then you don’t have to worry about that part of society anymore,” he said. “It’s a very dangerous weapon.”
Scott stated his objections to the Democrats’ rhetoric and behavior and acknowledged the dangers behind Democrat efforts to “weaponize it in the way that Democrats are doing.”
“Think about just last year, when in fact, we had a chance to pass police reform that could have helped in Kenosha, Wisconsin, when the young man that was having a mental episode was shot and killed by the police,” Scott said. “If we had passed the police reform, we could have had the resources for training on de-escalation.”
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“The Democrats used a filibuster to block the very debate on the very bill that could have saved lives, period,” he said. “Now they say that the filibuster is a racist relic, a relic from a racist time “necessary power of the minority party in Congress or in the Senate.”