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Rick Scott stressing best practices, transparency in police reform talks

Rick Scott stressing best practices, transparency in police reform talks
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Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) on Sunday stressed best practices and transparency when asked about the ongoing debate on police reform. 

"Well, I think what we ought to do is let's find best practices. I think if you go back to what [Sen.] Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Bipartisan group reaches infrastructure deal; many questions remain Black Republican advocates his case for CBC membership Scott: 'Lot of work left' in police reform talks MORE [R-S.C.]  proposed, let's have more transparency so we can find out what's working and what's not working. In his bill, we had incentives to ... stop chokeholds, as an example," Scott told host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosFacebook VP says 2-year suspension of Trump from platform 'justified' Commerce secretary on cyberattacks against corporations: 'This is the reality' Collins 'optimistic' Jan. 6 commission can pass Senate with modifications MORE on ABC's "This Week."

"But I think you start with more transparency, and I think ... you do what I’ve done when I was governor. You sit down with law enforcement and say, 'Okay, what can we do to be better, and why are some officers better, some departments better than others?' Rather than saying, 'Oh, everybody is doing the wrong thing."

Stephanopoulus asked Scott on what he wants to hear from President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden prepares to confront Putin Ukrainian president thanks G-7 nations for statement of support Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting MORE during his first address to Congress on Wednesday night.

"Well, first off, you know, I’m sure he's going to talk about unity and bipartisanship, which he’s not done since he's been up there. I wish he would talk about the crisis on the border, which he created. I mean, it’s a crisis. I’ve been down there with Arizona Gov. Doug DuceyDoug DuceyOn The Trail: Arizona is microcosm of battle for the GOP Trump looms large over fractured Arizona GOP Arizona's Democratic secretary of state to run for governor MORE (R) to see. That he's created this crisis," Scott said. "I like him to talk about why aren't all of our schools opened? Why would he -- why would -- why are we -- what is he going to do about $33 trillion in debt, and this inflation that’s picking up? Gas prices up since he got his election, significantly over 70 cents a gallon. I hope he talks about that."