Sen. Tim Scott: Stalled Police Reform Legislation a ‘Crying Shame’

Senator Tim Scott

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the Republican spearheading police reform legislation in the Senate, said Sunday it is a “crying shame” that his bill is stalled over partisan differences.

“I look forward to having a conversation later this week with some of the House leaders on the legislation, because, if there is a path forward, we should find it. But what we cannot do is eliminate Republicans in the House and have Democrats in the Senate say, I’m not interested in having a conversation about a bill that has so much in common,” Scott said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“It is certainly a crying shame that the average person in this nation will not benefit from the parts of the bill that both sides agree upon right now, and not having to wait until November to make it an election year issue,” Scott added.

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