Skip to main content
Tags: timscott | spendingplan | infrastructure

Sen. Tim Scott: Dem Call for More Spending Is a 'Miserable' Formula for Success

tim scott speaks with other lawmakers
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 25 July 2021 11:03 AM EDT

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., on Sunday called liberal Democrats’ call for more spending on social programs akin to throwing fuel on the fire of inflation — and a “miserable” formula for success.

In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Scott lamented that despite the highest level of violence in decades, and inflation, “we have liberals in Washington literally saying we need more.”

“The economy is overheating, but let's spend and put more fire on the economy,” he chided the Democrats for urging. “We have almost 9 million jobs with fewer than 8 million people looking for work. Their formula for success is miserable.”

According to Scott, the Senate agenda is “packed,” but that “I see is getting some things done.”

“I hope that we keep in mind, not Republicans or Democrats, but we keep in mind the American people,” he said. “We are literally putting them under more stress by the bad policies coming out of Washington. We should not be a part of that conversation.”

“We should force the conversation into what's best for America,” he continued. “Reducing inflation, good for America. Getting rid of the disincentives for work, good for America. And restoring confidence that we can actually have strong presence of law enforcement in the poorest and the hardest hit communities. Those things are actually celebrated…  We should take those facts and use them to fuse together an agenda that the American people will celebrate because it's about them and not about politicians in Washington.”

Scott also said he has “hope” for a police reform bill — and that it won’t “demonize” police.

“When you demonize police officers, when you defund the police and you start talking about this war on police and prosecution and not on crime, you're going to have a reduction of forces, and if you tell officers that their personal liability is on the line, it is a bad decision,” he said.

“Things like the chokehold … the militarization of police, those are things we can negotiate on,” he added. “No-knock warrants, we can make them better and transparent. We are making progress on those issues but we cannot, and I will not support defunding the police.”

Related Stories:

Fran Beyer

Fran Beyer is a writer with Newsmax and covers national politics.

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Politics
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., on Sunday called liberal Democrats' call for more spending on social programs akin to throwing fuel on the fire of inflation - and a "miserable" formula for success....
timscott, spendingplan, infrastructure
382
2021-03-25
Sunday, 25 July 2021 11:03 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved