Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s treatment of GOP Senator Tim Scott “jarring to witness.”
According to The Daily Caller:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for talking “right past” Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott.
McConnell took the Senate floor Thursday after Senate Democrats voted down Scott’s JUSTICE Act aimed at reforming law enforcement, accusing Schumer of ignoring Scott entirely in his rebuttal of the bill.
McConnell accused Schumer of not mentioning even once the fact that Scott had authored the JUSTICE Act, saying, “I could not help but notice that in the Democratic Leader’s lengthy remarks yesterday morning, he did not once address or acknowledge the junior senator for South Carolina as the author of the JUSTICE Act. Not one time did the Democratic Leader address Senator Tim Scott as the author of the legislation he was trashing.”
“I cannot see why the Democratic Leader talks right past Senator Scott as if he were not leading this discussion, as if he were barely here. All I can say is that it was jarring to witness, especially in a national moment like this,” he added.
NBC News tried to twists McConnell’s words by refuting the fact that Schumer didn’t mention Scott:
Turns out McConnell wasn’t correct when he said Schumer didn’t mention Sen Tim Scott in his remarks y’day. In fact, he said this: “Want to be bipartisan, leader McConnell? Sit down, assemble a group — some from your side, maybe Senator Scott, who’s greatly respected…”
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) June 25, 2020
The reality is, McConnell never accused Schumer of not mentioning Scott’s name but simply accused him of not acknowledging Scott as the author of the bill.