Apr 29, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Sen. Tim Scott says he will meet with George Floyd's family

Photo of Tim Scott holding a mask and walking

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) told Fox News that he is meeting with members of George Floyd's family on Thursday.

State of play: Scott, the lone Black Republican in the Senate, is working with Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and other Democrats to reach a bipartisan deal on police reform.

  • Scott has opposed Democrats' George Floyd Policing Act and instead backs an alternative measure blocked by Senate Democrats last year.

What he's saying: Scott has argued that antagonizing law enforcement is not the solution. "I won't cross that line," he said.

  • Scott said he will "listen to what the family wants to talk about, listen to the proposals, the suggestions that reinforces common sense and finally go back to the drawing board taking all that information to heart."

Worth noting: In his rebuttal to President Biden's address to Congress on Wednesday, Scott said "America is not a racist country" and argued that "race is not a political weapon to settle every issue the way one side wants."

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