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Sen. Tim Scott on his new book, the GOP and the state of American politics

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joins Washington Post Live. (Video: The Washington Post)

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is considered a rising star in the Republican Party. He joins Washington Post Live anchor Leigh Ann Caldwell to discuss his new book, “America, A Redemption Story,” the current dynamic in the GOP and the state of American politics.

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“I can tell you as a federal official who has felt hunted, that it is a concern and we should all be concerned. We should also be concerned about the media’s push in the direction of more volatile information that seems to push our country in the wrong direction. I will say, that as a victim of that situation, I know firsthand how troubling and concerning that is. We should try to help our entire country lower the temperature by the way that we report the news and not draw conclusions… It seems like too often; predetermined outcomes drive news cycles… It only exacerbates the situation that our country is under.”- Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) (Video: Washington Post Live)
“Making a high percentage of the number of law enforcement agencies ineligible for grants is defunding the police… There’s no binary choice between the law enforcement officers and communities of color, that’s a false binary. In order to support the communities that desperately need and want more policing… we have to support more resources for law enforcement… You cannot take funds away from communities in law enforcement and not expect crime to go up.”- Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) (Video: Washington Post Live)
“I want people in this country to know that despite our differences, despite our challenges, despite our failures, that the beauty of America is we get up one more time and we start all over again. And because of that, we’ve become the greatest nation on earth. In my book, you’ll learn how to overcome the challenges. How to take your obstacles and turn them into opportunities. And how to take your pain and turn it into your purpose.” - Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) (Video: Washington Post Live)

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.)

Author, “America, A Redemption Story”