WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday joined David Asman on Fox News’ “Your World” where she discussed Democrats blocking the JUSTICE Act and the willful destruction of historical statues and monuments across the country.
SLAMMING THE DOOR SHUT: “I’m more disappointed in the fact that the Democrats wouldn’t join together to bring debate to the Senate floor on probably the most important issue that’s facing us and one of the most difficult ones. We had a lot of common ground here. We were going to have a very open process, and they [Democrats] slammed the door shut. I think that tells the American people they rather score political points than really make a difference, and I don’t blame people for being turned off by that.”
BEING RESPONSIVE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: “There should be more conversation, and there will be. But I don’t consider this a minor stumble when we see protests, we see people crying out for action, wanting us to be responsive to racial discrimination and police issues and improvements in that way. We’re talking about really saving lives here. We’ll continue conversations like we always do, but it’s been a big door slam in the American people’s face.”
ON THE DESTRUCTION OF HISTORICAL STATUES: “The lawlessness of putting down statues—let’s do this the way it’s supposed to be done. Let’s report to commissions, remove the statues. You see this happening in other cities across the country where the community has said, ‘No, we don’t want these statues in our town square anymore.’ That’s the way it should be done, not destroying property.”
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