Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is warning America that the true threat to democracy is its current president. During a Sunday ABC News interview with Jonathan Karl on “This Week,” Scott redirected the fingers pointed at former President Donald Trump to Biden as he addressed the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

He began by expressing the belief that rioters who attacked police officers should be punished. “The question is for those nonviolent folks who sat outside, who actually simply protested or came into the Capitol because the doors were open, and created no crime, no challenges, those folks today sitting crime in pretrial. That’s a devastation. Some of those have been in pretrial incarcerated for longer than the sentence attached to that crime,” he stated.

He then went on to say, “The greatest threat to democracy today is Joe Biden.”

“It started back when he became president. We saw a botched Afghanistan withdrawal where 13 Americans lost their lives. We’ve seen a wide-open, insecure, unsafe southern border with sleeper cells likely in our country, over 100,000 Chinese nationals crossing our southern border, men from Yemen, Iraq, and Afghanistan now populating our country. Part of the 10 million illegal immigrant invasion,” he continued.

At another point during the interview, Scott blasted Biden over the violent crime that has increased in some areas during his administration.

“What we need to focus on is the violence that we’re seeing across this nation. Under Joe Biden we’ve seen the greatest increase in violent crime in my lifetime. And so focusing on ways for us to reduce that crime means getting four more years of Donald Trump. Under Donald Trump we actually respected law enforcement. Under Joe Biden, we’ve seen the movement to defund the police, leaving communities like the one I grew up in devastated and ravaged by a wave of violent crime that we have not seen literally in five decades,” he stated.