tv Campaign 2024 Sen. Tim Scott Speaks at Iowa GOP Fundraiser CSPAN April 16, 2021 8:34pm-9:47pm EDT
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calls, facebook comments, texts, and tweets. announcer: next, senator tim scott addresses a fundraiser in iowa. he has been mentioned as a possible 2020 for presidential candidate. [applause] mr. kaufmann: ok, now we have more guests. you were with us in des moines a few years ago, and you were a big cast. -- guest. they laughed more at your jokes. i think you fired up the crowd more than i did.
i have moved past that. seriously, i don't know if you remember this, but this says a little bit about tim scott. i was catching a tram, it went by, but you meet hundreds and hundreds of people, and you said to me something. you know what, that says something. not that he has bad taste in friends, but he heard us. he was listening to us. he came, it is a long week, you have a lot of stuff to do, and he came here. i know senator grassley, our governor being reelected, and keeping the legislature republican, and on behalf of the republican party of iowa and
iowans in general, welcome to the hawkeye state. we are honored for you to be here. [applause] we will start with some words of wisdom from senator scott, then bring up senator ernst and governor reynolds and have a conversation. let's hear from senator scott first. let's give him an iowa welcome. [applause] sen. scott: anyone and everyone should be intimidated the follow brother kaufman. if he was not here in my home county -- [laughter] thank god you thought that was funny. you could move to south carolina and become an amazing southern preacher. i can see you have already taken
up the offering. i listened to him and want to go back home and find a powerful southern preacher, because when i was here last time, i wanted to run around the stage and say, god said. listen to kaufmann, then i realized i am an elected official can't do that, but then , the bible says you have to believe -- i literally wanted to do that. because you get so fired up, so motivated. the whole country should know your name. [applause] i have been a south carolinian for 55 years. some of you thought it was 65.
i still don't have a county called scott, so thank you for inviting me to scott county. i will say this, as a kid who grew up in south carolina, a single-parent household, mired in poverty the one thing i know about this country and our god of this country is, indeed, a story of redemption. having a chance to become a united states senator is impossible almost anywhere in the world, to be in the united states senate after my start, from seven years old to 14 years old, i drifted. how many of you know that? good. good. as a freshman in high school, i basically failed out of high school. i failed rural geography and civics. civics is the study of politics.
after seven or eight years in the senate, i am not the only one failing civics in the united states senate. amen. thank you very much. yes. i also failed spanish and english. now when you fail spanish and english, no one calls you bilingual. they all call you bi-ignorant. i had a powerful praying mama who never gave up. she said, son, shoot for the moon, even if you miss -- i did not believe her. i did not apply myself. one day she took me outside and said, son, and i said i know, shoot for the moon, she said no, no, no, she said go to the street and pick a branch.
i picked a branch. she introduced me to a new form of encourage called a switch. [laughter] for those not familiar with the southern tradition of switches, a switch is a southern apparatus of encouragement. it is supplied by hand and works its way to about here. i was thoroughly encouraged. the second thing that happened is i met a wonderful person, an operator of a chick-fil-a, who believed in every single person there is unlimited potential. he dedicated the next four years of my life making me into a very different person. he taught me that anyone from anywhere at any can succeed up beyond -- succeed beyond their imagination if you apply yourself, and that was a lesson that turned the way i saw the world and myself around. it was because of my mother and
this person that i became a conservative who understood free-market principles are the fastest way to change for people in america. the good news is under present trump, we proved it. [applause] we proved it. and i know i am about one minute from being finished here, ok, 41 minutes, good. under president trump, we literally solve the lowest and implement great in the african-american community ever recorded in the history of the country. hispanics, the lowest ever. asians, the lowest ever. and when the scum of the lowest in 70 years. [applause] we literally saw an economic performance unknown to man. at the same time, we saw laborforce participation and people working going out. we saw households who had not owned houses before buy houses.
we saw consistent with the predictions of a full $1000 increase in held hold income -- $4000 increase in household income, 4800 and some statistics, revolution, and america, the greatest inclusive economy in the history of a country. that is something we should all celebrate. [applause] and what worries me right now is that we are living in an alternate universe, that you're not supposed to celebrate the success of our past. we spend so much time, governor, denigrating who we are as americans. i believe in the goodness of america, because i understand the goodness of america, we are a good country. we are eight good people. and there are so many people who
have learned to monetize it, and it is profitable. look at the left right now, covid relief, the one thing missing in covid relief was covid relief. 1% for vaccines. infrastructure, the only thing missing in the infrastructure package, roads and bridges. only 6% towards those priorities. if you look at their voting strategy, hr one, that's why. the goal is simple, to fundamentally transform what it means to be an american. they want to take away our opportunity. we can defend ourselves. we will defend ourselves, because we have a great governor in this great state, and we have an amazing junior senator in joni ernst. god bless you. [applause]
and i am so thankful, so thankful that senator grassley. -- that senator grassley is still running at 4:00 a.m. every morning. he is going to run himself from where he is today, excuse me, lord, please help him run again, for six more years. [applause] so, i am looking forward to the conversations, but i am so thankful chuck grassley, joni ernst are running the state and helping run the country. god bless you. [applause] mr. kaufmann: we will ask them to come up i was texting senator
grassley if you have a message to just pray you run again, so let's see if he gets back to us. let's bring in senator ernest and governor reynolds. [applause] -- senator joni ernst and governor reynolds. [applause] [laughter] mr. kaufmann: [indiscernible] [laughter] >> i forgive you. mr. kaufmann: senator scott, they are interested in hearing from you. they are interested in knowing more about you. and one thing that unites this group, they love these two ladies to the right and left.
so i want to take us back. part of the purpose for these interviews is to get you to know these individuals. i want to go all the way back. senator scott, you alluded to a few folks, but i know you have a few people in your life. we will start with governor reynolds, growing up in southern iowa, there are still people you think about every single day. gov. reynolds: thank you for the amazing job you do as the chairman of the republican. we are so grateful for this guy sitting to my right. we are forever grateful. thank you for continuing to say yes. we appreciate that. thank you to everyone of you for being here tonight. this is an amazing turnout. republicans are fired up. [applause] i always talk about my mom and dad. i am very close to my family.
and my dad's dad and my grandma. so dad went to work on the assembly line at john deere right out of high school. he worked incredibly hard. mom stayed home and kept the kids in line. she is familiar with the switch, or the threat of, i will tell your dad if you don't get in line. but not only did he work at john deere, he farmed on top of that and was involved in every single thing that we did, and we were involved in everything possible. i played every sport available. he coached and helped out. i never understood how he found the time to do all that, but he gave back to the community. they were there for us. they worked their tails off. they show that if you work hard, anything can happen. believe in yourself. give back. and then, my grandparents were a big part of that.
my grandma, we spend every sunday, going to church, a lot of family, a lot of involvement in the community. never forget where you came from. when he was in hospice and on his way out, i would talk about the senate, and he said, i want you to stay in the state whatever you do. don't let them change it. my mom and dad, they have always been a big influence on me, and their mom and dad, and my family come in my community. mr. kaufmann: for sure. [applause] mr. kaufmann: have we ever told you how lucky we are to have you as united states senator representing iowa? sen. ernst: i am so honored. mr. kaufmann: i know you have some strong feelings and strong roots, some folks you still think about every day. sen. ernst: absolutely.
it always goes back to my mother, my father, and my grandparents. growing up in southwest iowa, and for many of you as well, you probably grew up new your family. i was so blessed to live very close to both sets of grandparents, and of course, my mom and dad, very much like kim's parents. she played every sport under the sun. i played every sport under the sun. unlike the governor, i was not good at those ports. [laughter] but my parents still came. but, yes, my mother and father, they were very hard workers, and on my mother's side, my grandparents, my actual mother's father had passed away before she was born, and she did not know her biological father, but she had a wonderful stepfather, and he was a farmhand.
my mother's family did not have anything. and they did not land, so my stepgrandfather was a farmhand, but also worked on jobs to help make ends meet. he was a church janitor for the christian church in red oak. he did a number of other things. my grandmother was eventually able to go back to work and she worked on the line at eveready battery and red oak, iowa, which is no longer there. they were always working. it taught me that that was very important as well. and my father's parents, they were farmers, and they worked very, very hard, sunup to sundown. there was no excuse not to be working. you have a headache. it doesn't matter. you're working. you don't feel well. it doesn't matter. that is the only way you get the job done. so that became a learned behavior in my family as well.
my sister, brother, and i worked on our family farm. and you know all the dirty, disgusting jobs we all had to do on the farm. many of you came up after that and you're like, i used to do that, too, but all of those things really teaches you a valuable lesson, and that is how to be humble and to be glad for work. there is dignity in every job. i do remember during my first campaign for the united states senate i had an editorial board meeting, and it was in that editorial board, one of the gentleman interviewing me, very snobby man, he was like, how could you have done that, standing there in that pen with manure, and i gave it back to him. it upset me greatly.
i said, you know what, my father made money for our family standing every single day in that pen full of manure, and that is what put food on our table, and that is what eventually helped me. no one understood that i could work my way through college. we pretty much ended the editorial board there, not their endorsement, but i won, so yeah. mr. kaufmann: tim scott, the man, people you think about everything obey? mr. kaufmann: not a day goes by that i -- sen. scott: not a day goes by that i don't call my mom. i am a mother's boy. somebody who worked 16 hours a day to keep food on the table. she was a nurse's aide, nurse's assistant in the hospital, and she would work long hours, but she was very, very strict.
i am now thankful for that. i was not thankful for it back then. i thought she was partially crazy, but i came to find out she's just a disciplinarian. [applause] [laughter] and literally, i would not be here with you today if it had not been her commitment to myself and my brother, making sure everything obey that we knew that we were loved. she did the best she could do to keep food on the table and electricity on, and she was the inspiration for me to want to play for all and go to college. she was the inspiration to go into business so i can make enough money to buy a house, so every single day i have a chance to talk with her. i had a great mentor, another one, al jenkins, a landscaper. the name of his company was, we mowed lawns. creative, right? he was a great guy. he literally mowed enough lawns to retire at 52 years old.
he said, whatever you make, save for your future self. don't go into debt for any reason that you can avoid. he was always paying it forward to himself. he was a guy who believed in offering and would help the church, but he would work seven days a week, and probably the last two of the seven days, he would give it away. he taught me that philanthropy does not come from the government. it is your responsibility. [applause] mr. kaufmann: you brought him up, i believe your grandfather brought him up in des moines. tell the folks about him. sen. scott: what a man. born in 1921 in a different south carolina, and i had the good fortune of seeing the evolution of the southern party. think about where we sit today. my first run for congress, have
you heard of strom thurmond? good, good. very educated audience. >> [indiscernible] [laughter] sen. scott: my first race for congress was against his son in charleston, where the civil war started. people said, how will this work out for you, buddy? truth be known, the average voter made a decision based on the issues that they wanted someone to represent them, and not your last name or the color of your skin. [applause] that is how much has changed along the way. but my grandfather's expense was very different than the one i had. he had to drop out of school to help his father on the farm, then he worked picking cotton is a very young kid and never finished school. when my parents divorced, we moved into his house, and every morning, he would come to the
table and he would devour the newspaper. he was a page to page. he wanted to make sure both of his grandkids sitting at the table going to be informed people going into their own future. it was really 15 to 20 years later that i realized my grandfather never learned to read, but he was tricking us into understanding the value of being educated. he never wanted us to experience the pain and misery of not having finish something. he was the smartest, wisest person i knew, and he taught me the value of education, because he did not have one. mr. kaufmann: thank you for sharing that. [applause] and the role of the community colleges in today's america
fills that role very nicely. finally, i finally found a way. no more of that. [laughter] no, i mean that sincerely. sen. scott: listen, i will say the things we work on, incredibly important. we should not come to the conclusion that every single american needs a four-year education to be somebody. we should understand that you can succeed through apprenticeship programs, a two -year degree. if we understand everyone should be a lifelong learner, that doesn't require four years of college, that requires you never quit. gov. reynolds: i got mine at 57. i never quit. it took a lot of community colleges to get me through. [indiscernible] never give up. you're passionate, you can make it happen. mr. kaufmann: i wish i can tell you that i planned that, but that does happen. governor, you are all over the
state all of the time. what i want to focus on now is the leadership of the three of you. you just took us through possibly one of the most difficult times that we have had in the state, at least in modern history. what was driving you at that time? what caused you to make the decisions that i absolutely, completely believe that you made in the best interest of iowa, our health? take us through those times. we are so proud of you. we really are. gov. reynolds: it feels like one week and it feels like 10 years all wrapped into one. first, i have an incredible team and when you surround yourself with the best and brightest, they make you look good. i have the good fortune of having a phenomenal team. we try to base decisions on data, because i wanted to be transparent, i wanted to look at facts and to make the best
decision i could. one of the first things i think was instrumental as far as coordination, communication, leading and helping talk through those decisions -- you don't make them in isolation. you work with people who have the expertise in a lot of different areas. three days after we found out we had our first cases, i took the entire team and removed to the state emergency operations center. we thought we would be there for a couple of weeks or a month. we were there i think about three months. it was in the instrumental in our response and reaction to covid-19. in this state. this state was the most incredible, tenacious, responsible people to react they were important in what we had to do. i was talking to the doctor earlier and i said i was so grateful. i never try to miss an opportunity to bring this up.
by health care workforce in this state and health care providers that, a lot of times are competitors, truly, in the middle of a pandemic when we did not have a lot of the data that we needed, came together and worked as one to serve the people of iowa. and i will be forever grateful. another thing, 10% of the nation's food supply is produced by the farmers in his great date of iowa and we have the responsibility to keep the food supply chain moving to keep food on the table o of iowans and people in this country. that impacted a lot of the decisions we made also. i want to tell a funny story later, too. really clinched. we had a press conference every single day because i thought that was extremely important. not easy to stand there and say what the numbers were,
especially when we had our first deaths, but i thought it was really important that i be transparent. then we talk about the data and let them know where we were at and how we moved them forward. we originally had the press conference scheduled for 2:00 every day. so the lieutenant governor, he was holding down the capitol. so we did separation, consistency of government. the lieutenant governor of the capitol, i was at seoc. they had their own coordination. part of it was just getting calls from customers. and we had a woman who called in every single day. she loved to meet and she voted for me and she loved him to did. but during the press conference, it was like, let's make a deal. that was her happy spot.
she would say, i love you and i voted for you, but i really would like you to not have your press conference during "let's make a deal." [laughter] we decided it would be better to have the press conference in the morning and not think about it all days we can deliver the news and get to work to figure out what we needed to do next. so we moved it to 11:00. how many young and restless fans out in the audience? [laughter] turns out more people are upset about the press conference during the young and the restless than they are doing let's make a deal. so that was some levity in all of this. anyway, so grateful to so many people that help keep the state open and moving. sen. ernst: i need to brag on the governor, as well, because every single thing that was going on with your press conferences and so forth, she
still made time on the regular basis, the same as the press conferences, to speak to our entire iowa delegation on phone calls. if you can imagine the makeup of our iowa delegation last year, i can tell you some of those phone calls were a little unpleasant from the folks coming from the left. but kim was always so gracious to share that information with each one of us so that when we reported back to our conferences in the senate and the house we were providing up-to-date information on what was going on in iowa. so kim, thank you for working so hard for all of us. [applause] mr. kauffman: senator ernst, you are on the judiciary committee. you were on the judiciary committee. sen. ernst: we lost the majority. mr. kauffman: but that is only temporary.
sen. ernst: i will be back. we have two iowans on the judiciary committee. we have a majority on the supreme court despite an onslaught of ludicrous, ridiculous and vicious sales and lies. you put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears into it. take us through yesterday when you first heard this whole idea of court packing. what was your initial reaction? i am quite frankly stunned that they would do something like this. i know we can expect it, but to hear it, take us through that. sen. ernst: i am not stunned at all because they laid it out for us during the campaign season, folks. they told us unconditionally, we get the white house, we are going to pack the court. and that is exactly what they are doing. so, god bless the folks here and i ought. you heard that message loud and
clear and we are a red state. we are a red state, folks. i really appreciate that. unfortunately we are in the minority, even though we are 50-50 in the senate, because of the vice president, we are in the minority. so, president biden put together this bipartisan commission of folks from academia to decide and study the supreme court and whether we needed term limits, whether we needed age limits, whether we should expand the number of seats. he wanted all of that studied, and yet we had a whole bunch of senators and representatives that announced that they are going ahead and they are filing legislation to increase the number of supreme court justices.
[gasps] -- surprisingly so that they have a one-justice minority on the supreme court. so i would like to say i am surprised, but they spelled it out for us. just like everything else. whether it is the green new deal, expanding the court, making d.c. a state, making puerto rico a state we still have some of these things on the horizon, and we will fight back adamantly. what we can do is hopefully convince a number of those moderate members in the u.s. senate that this is absolutely the wrong path to take our country down, because right now, we warned about it in the election cycle -- this country is on the march to socialism and we have to stop it.
but god bless you all for doing everything that you did in this last election cycle. my great thanks to you. because if you had not sent me back to the u.s. senate, we would be even more in this march. so thank you all so much. we are going to fight like hell, folks. gov. reynolds: and they can't buy iowa, right? [shouting] they can't buy iowa! [laughter] [applause] mr. kauffman: even liberal justice stephen breyer, i may not agree with his decisions, but he does have a great deal of credibility. honorable man. liberal justice. essentially said "this is wrong." when you have somebody on the left saying this is wrong, you got everybody in the right in the middle saying this is wrong. this is wrong to the nth degrees so thank you for the site you
both are going to do. senator scott, i have been hearing a lot of interviews on various networks, not just fox, but i see you go on left wing television, and you hold your own. and i love it. but talk to us just a little bit about the race conversation that is going on. you know what, if i am going to ask you a controversial question, we are going to go all the way -- talk to us about race --, about the police, about what you see happening at the national level and where tim scott stands. sen. scott: our nation is embroiled in a racial challenge that we haven't seen in at least 40 or 50 years. this is beckoning back to the 1960's. the real challenge is that we are not having an honest conversation about race. to have an honest conversation about race, you have to agree that a, racism and discrimination is a real part of our nation. our nation, however, is not
racist. there is a huge difference. one says there are challenges because the human heart is still evolving. the other says that the nation as a whole embraces the concept of fairness. i have benefited from the concept of fairness. the truth is if we were actually having a conversation about race, we would have to acknowledge the enormous progress that has been made in this nation as it relates to race. [applause] for some reason -- that is a problem. if you think about -- let's put skin on it from a legislative perspective. think about the debate we are currently having over the georgia election laws and h.r. one, or federalizing elections. our corporate citizens, so to speak, have come to the conclusion that they are living to jump on the side of the
democrats in a way that says republicans are racist and we are trying to fix elections. now, i have literally sat down and waded through the georgia election law. here is my question. you all help me out. as you already know, i have said several times, as a guy born in the deep south i have watched the transformation happen. when our folks on the left start talking about poll taxes, when they start talking about literacy tests, and they are comparing that to the georgia law, it literally raises up -- it drags from the past some of the ugliest moments in this nation's history. ask yourselves, how did that compare to the law? well, the georgia law asked and best expand -- -- the law
expands the number of days for early voting. how many of you would agree that probably gives people more time to vote? [applause] for the first time in georgia, will be able to vote on sundays. souls to the polls. another day of voting. does that sound like an expansion of voting opportunities? [applause] good. how many of you would say that if it was illegal to have dropped boxes in georgia and they legalized drop boxes from ballots, that is an extension of voting? ok. [applause] the vast majority of african-americans, the vast majority of whites, the virus majority of hispanics, say voter ids a good thing. i want to know who you are when you vote. good thing? [applause] ok. now, i am missing the racial
oppression on voting in georgia. i am literally looking for where it is. that somehow someway, someone is unable to vote. when i compared it to h.r. 1. h.r. 1 says we are going to lift one person -- ballot harvesting. are you all familiar with ballot harvesting? it codifies into law ballot harvesting. it says same day registration is the law of the land. and requires all of us to put money into the individual campaign accounts of people you might not support. it makes partisan the federal election commission. that does not sound like expanding voting rights, and it nationalizes elections, which is consistently inconsistent with
our founding fathers. when you think about the conversation on race, you can just play a card not based on facts, five. on fiction. and you can -- not based on facts, but purely on fiction. corporate america says this is an oppressive law. it just doesn't -- the stitch that comes from that conversation makes it hard to have a serious conversation about race in america. i want to have an honest conversation. but that requires both sides to be at the table, willing to admit challenges and progress. willing to measure progress by elected officials, by income, by homeownership. there is a lot of ways to measure the success of a free market system.
bringing this long answer to a conclusion, here is what i would say -- the left believes that the fastest way to equality is to create a caste system called socialism. the right believes that the fastest way to fairness is to expand opportunities, because we believe we can grow the pie. they believe they have to fix the game and equally divide the pie. the problem is i don't believe in the perfectibility of man. i am flawed. and i think anyone who believes we can rightfully and equally divide the pie must believe in the perfectibility of man, or woman. the perfectibility of people. [laughter] since i don't believe in that, i don't believe that it is important to have 535 people in washington decide how you live
your lives in scott county. [cheers] [applause] mr. kauffman: while we're talking about elections and the process of nominating a president and i was place in all of that -- and iowa's place in all of that, i could lose my job, senator, if i did not ask your opinion of what you think of our current system, iowa leading the pack, your beloved south carolina in that group of four. what do you think of that system. do you think we should change it? sen. scott: be better protect and preserve the current system that helps us understand and appreciate what our state thinks of all the candidates, and then by the time you get to south --
[laughter] best we can clear it all out for the nation. [applause] we love new hampshire. but we want to go from here to there, to home in south carolina and then the rest of the nation should just follow. [laughter] it is that easy. mr. kauffman: we have only met twice. you essentially said you believe iowa should be first in the nation. could i have you? [laughter] sen. scott: as long as the governor says it is ok. gov. reynolds: go for it! we would all like to. share that hug. [laughter] [applause] sen. scott: who would want to change the system? mr. kauffman: not i. gov. reynolds: not i. sen. scott: i don't see hands in the air. mr. kauffman: we appreciate that, senator. i am getting signals. if we can do that can we do one quick answer, one more?
we good? ok. i am getting an ok. i guess i am the boss. yes. i will start us up and then let you finish it. i love this state. i have given a great deal of my life to this state because. sen. scott -- >> because it is the best state in the country to live in it is filled with the most awesome people in the country! [laughter] [applause] mr. kauffman: joni ernst, i serve my country and by serving my country i serve my state. i represent the hawkeyes. i will do everything in my power to make the state succeed and i will do that because -- sen. ernst: you mean the cyclones? [laughter] mr. kauffman: we are in eastern iowa! [laughter]
sen. ernst: i am an iowa senators i love them all! [laughter] i served my country, i serve my state senator serve my county as a county auditor because i believe in this great nation, in what we bring to the table, i believe we are the shining light on the hill for the rest of this world in setting a path toward democracy. so i love this nation. i love this great state, and we are going to preserve this most fabulous union. >> a man! [applause] mr. kauffman: it is important to note, we do not have conversations he formally we come here. they don't know what we're going to ask. gov. reynolds: i was. sen. scott: wondering what. sen. scott: jeff was going to ask he gets us in trouble most of the time. [laughter] mr. kauffman: before we end with senator scott, i will not have this job forever.
i have probably already had it long enough. i have a dream. it is an important dream to me. a silly dream. a lot of people make fun of me when i say this dream, but i look to my leaders and i just want you to know right now that whatever you say, it is probably going to guide what i do in the future. when i am done being chairman of the republican party of iowa, it has always been my dream -- i would like to start a modeling career. [laughter] do you believe, both of you, that i should pursue that dream? gov. reynolds: joni, you this him some good examples last time . sen. ernst: i think jeff kaufmann would be an exceptional model. [laughter] [applause] mr. kauffman: i appreciate that. i gave my life -- senator, you see they back off?
[laughter] i just want you to just give anything that comes to your mind your reactions when you're in this state, your reaction to folks. what you plan to do. talk to us. you have hit a chord with us. talk to us. sen. scott: let me just say thank you for the warm welcome. our nation is really at a crossroads, and what i wish people had a chance to do was cut off the tvs for about seven days minimum and talk to your neighbors. what i have found consistently, no matter where i go in the country, people generally like people. the more open you are, the more open they are. sometimes we see life through a prism of politics. that is just a fantasy. the truth is that the
greatness of who we are is found in people like you who love your jobs, who love the people you serve, who love your state. that is all we really need. the more free the individual, the more prosperous nation. if we understand that there is an absolute truth -- not your truth and my truth -- but an absolute truth, we can build an objective standard. on that objective standard, we build's our nation rule of law. through the prism of the rule of law, what's mine is mine and what is yours is yours. there are very few nations on this earth where that is possible. if you are here, you have won
the lottery of citizenship anywhere on earth, at any time in history. let us celebrate that. not first as a republicans or whites, as liberals or conservatives, as rich or poor. let us celebrated as americans. because we are the beacon on the hill. we are the warriors of light. and if we take our responsibilities they way that this room obviously does, the best is yet to come. god bless you. [applause] [cheers] [applause]
thank you so much when you made a joke about scott county? i didn't want to say that i am from clinton county. [laughter] >> thank you very much, i appreciate it. thank you for coming. >> thank you. [indistinct conversations] >> thank you. sen. scott: when you get it back, put it on the top. [laughter] >> could you sign my picture? sen. scott: yes, ma'am. >> you get a picture of her. >> thank you. sen. scott: absolutely.
>> i am so glad you came. sen. scott: thank you, ma'am. >> i was at the front row. sen. scott:. i remember that when i first got elected. >> yeah. i really appreciate you. sen. scott: thank you, sir. [indistinct conversations] >> good to see you. welcome back. sen. scott: thank you so much. >> senator scott, this is my friend, randy johnson. sen. scott: how are you? >> so happy you came. sen. scott: thank you so much.
>> i appreciate your candor speaking today. it was awesome. sen. scott: thank you. thank you, sir. [laughter] hey, man. thank you for your service. >> i really liked your remarks. sen. scott: thank you so much. >> you hit the nail on the head for us. sen. scott: i appreciate it. >> sometimes it is hard to do here. but you had everybody -- sen. scott: thank you. and thank you for your service. >> i am working on human trafficking. so you might hear from you soon. sen. scott: how are you? >> i am so good. thank you so much. sen. scott: good to see you. [indistinct conversations]
>> thank you very much. you for coming to iowa. >> take care. >> you are a rockstar. you do not know how much we look up to you. i'm serious. keep up your fight. keep up your fight. >> thank you. i appreciate it. >> i'm so happy to be able to meet you. >> thank you so much. have a good night. less ma'am -- yes ma'am.
>> we are redefining words these days. >> we appreciate you coming to iowa. come back anytime. >> one day at a time. >> you will have to get the military and. -- in. >> absolutely. >> people are so bad, don't. we have to do something. there will not be another election if you do not get this right. >> the good news is, i believe we will. we just have to execute. [indistinct chatter]
>> the governor is not getting together and i know, we will not do this. she says we are trying, we will get something going, but it is just roundabout talk. the supreme court held country in -- failed this country. they should've taken the election on. we would not have these problems -- you have terrible, evil people now. >> we have a mess to work through. i think we well. >> i hope so. >> you have to keep the faith.
>> i'm going to go ahead and grab the pick your -- grab the picture. >> thank you very much >> i appreciate you coming out here. i hope we see you soon. >> you are very kind area and -- very kind. >> thank you so much. >> can i get in with this? >> leads, come on in -- please, come on in. >> all right.
[indistinct chatter] >> we will do a quick interview. thank you. welcome to iowa, everybody written -- every buddy. i am glad to have you here. >> why do you want to be here? >> it a wonderful place to be written -- to be. why would i not want to come to wright county name got that to a county -- a county named scott? >> issue or packing has been
nominating -- dominating the headlines. >> i think senator markey is ready clear -- is pretty clear about having a liberal majority on the court. it is not seeking a more just justices. it is seeking a liberal supreme way. -- court. we should not politicize the supreme work -- court. >> i agree 100%. if you go back in time, i remember a time when many of these immigrants -- democrats were saying nine is the right number. now they have made their tune -- change their noon. that --tune. we have to hold wrong. -- strong.
>> with iowa being first in the nation on the nominating casual -- schedule, can you say what the chances are of you running for president it's wisely for that in 2024 -- in 2024? >> my goal is to be reelected as senator of south carolina. any conversation that goes beyond my primary june is irrelevant. if i do not end in june i have no shot to win in november. >> looking to get your thoughts on what is going on in minnesota. lester you were the author of the war bill -- last year you were the offer -- author of the police reform bill that got dunked by the democrats.
what do you think -- >> i hope to reintroduce my justice act very soon. i think we have a serious conversation about the rooms i believe will make law enforcement officers and our safer. people have made this a binary choice between community lawyers -- communities of color and law enforcement. you can support both. the way you do that is by having the right raining and lace that training -- the right training place. train your officers on yes elation -- on de-escalation. we should have great confidence weekend wally -- can improve the
quality of life for all americans. i'm confident we can nine-day way store -- we can find a way to rest or confident antitrust. >> pacific council and the mayor -- the civic council and the mayor have to make the changes. we have to jump in because there has been a void of your ship -- of leadership. >> qualified immunity and what willingness have you heard of the other side to reach compromise? >> i had a good conversation today with senators on the others about ui -- qi.
there are some sticking point we have to work through but we will do so. we have to make sure we keep the outcome in focus. the outcome on police reform is to make sure our communities are safer and are law enforcement officers are motivated to come. -- to come to work. >> have a good day. god bless you. >> you have a place, you know that. >> thank you, sir.
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