As the culture war continues to rage on in America with Democrats trying to convince unsuspecting Americans that the country they call home is “systematically racist,” one GOP Senator pushed back against the left’s attempts to brainwash people.
South Carolina’s Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday went after the claim that America is “systematically racist” after he slammed Democrats for blocking Sen. Tim Scott’s legislation that would reform policing in America.
“We would have police reform in the last Congress, but Chuck Schumer and Kamala Harris made a conscious effort to block bringing up Tim Scott’s reform bill,” Graham said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.”
“They filibustered Tim Scott’s bill because they didn’t want Tim Scott and President Trump to get credit for it,” Graham continued.
The one area where Democrats and Republicans are still negotiating is on qualified immunity. The idea behind the protection is that a civil servant, like law enforcement officers, cannot be sued and held personally responsible for actions violating a person’s constitutional rights unless a court ruled those actions were “clearly established” and deemed unconstitutional.
According to Graham, that protection is a “big deal” for members of law enforcement across the country.
“Qualified immunity is a very big deal. If you want to destroy policing in America, make sure that every cop can be sued when they leave the house. There’s a way to find qualified immunity reform. Take the cop out of it,” Graham explained.
“My idea, along with Sen. Scott, is you can’t sue the police officer, you sue the department if there’s an allegation of civil rights abuse or constitutional right abuse.”
President Joe Biden and other Democrats have repeatedly claimed that incidents between minorities and law enforcement officers are a result of “systemic racism” in America, particularly in policing. Graham said, however, he strongly disagrees with that.
“Senator, is there systemic racism in this country, in policing and in other institutions?” host Chris Wallace asked.
“Uh, no. Not in my opinion,” Graham replied. “We just elected a two-term African American president,” he said, referencing former President Barack Obama.
“The vice president is of African American, Indian descent, so our systems are not racist,” Graham explained, referring to Vice President Kamala Harris. “America is not a racist country. Within every society, you have bad actors.”
“This attack on police and policing — reform the police, yes. Call them all racist, no,” the senator explained. “America is a work in progress, but [the] best place on the planet.”
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron – an African-American man – also said Sunday that he rejects the notion that America is “systemically racist” and reprimanded President Joe Biden for promoting that concept.
“Well, no, I don’t believe this country is systemically racist,” Cameron told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“What I believe is that this country has always tried from the very beginning to become a more perfect union. And certainly we’ve had our challenges throughout this nation’s history and there’s no hiding from that.”
“But when you hear comments like you heard from President Biden and others that throw fuel on the fire that explode the tensions that we have in this country, that’s not good for hoping to unify this country,” Cameron continued, adding that he tries “to stay away from hyperbolic terms” and “reflect” his Christian faith when he makes comments.
Biden’s incendiary comments have been things like Biden said when he said on Tuesday that the murder of George Floyd “ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism … a stain on our nation’s soul,” but that the guilty verdict against former police office Derek Chauvin was a “step forward.”
Author: William Snyder