BILL HEMMER (CO-ANCHOR): The devil could be in the details. There is a provision in that bill, I don't know how you feel about this, but if you are a farmer, you can get a government loan up to 120% -- but only if you are a minority farmer. Why would that fly?
SEN. TIM SCOTT (R-SC): Terrible policy. It shouldn't fly at all. It is too heavy to fly. Think about this. As an African-American who has felt the burden of racism, the last thing I would ever want to do is discriminate against other people. So when you have a farm program that is designed specifically for the exclusion of white farmers who are struggling as well, that is unamerican. It is exactly what we fought against in the 60s and 70s and beyond was this theory we should judge people based on the content of their character, not the color of their skin. What we're seeing in this farm component of the COVID relief is antithetical to the progress that we hoped for and that we've seen in America. This is a step back, not a step forward. And frankly, it is frustrating for the farmers who paid their bills -- now you are saying there is a bill that will give me 120% of my debt as long as I'm not white? Black farmers who paid their bills is the same thing.
HEMMER: It's the beginning of reparations I think.