Dems Play Games With Police Reform
(RightWing.org) – House Democrats continued to play political games with police reform Friday, pushing their own radical ideas while blocking the administration’s attempts to enact changes that will actually work. President Trump is trying to find a nonpartisan consensus to improve American law enforcement, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) just wants to play to the left-wing crowd.
Police reform bills were introduced to both chambers of Congress this week – with very different results.
- A House bill put together by the Dems passed along mostly partisan lines Thursday. On a 236-181 vote, with 3 Republicans voting alongside the entire block of 233 Democrats, the House approved the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act.
- Democrats claim the bill would improve the quality of policing, but its name says it all – it’s really about “social justice,” the promotion of left-wing dogma at the expense of ordinary Americans.
- Pelosi jumped on the chance to crow about what a great piece of legislation it is, claiming that George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis – which she referred to as murder, despite the case not having been tried yet – could’ve been prevented if the proposed reforms had been in place.
- Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Senate Dems managed to block a GOP bill that matched the House one in all its sensible areas. They did this while incentivizing local police agencies to raise their own standards and leaving out the extreme rhetoric.
- The Republican bill didn’t even make it to the Senate floor. It needed 60 votes to move forward for debate, but despite 3 Dems breaking ranks to support the bill, the total fell short of that threshold, with the final vote standing at 55-45.
- With Congress split along such openly partisan lines, it’s very unlikely either bill will make it into law. Senate Republicans will kill the House bill if it makes it to the upper chamber; Senate Dems won’t even debate the subject.
- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) slammed Dems for their obstructionism. He pointed out that the bill was the first offer and could’ve been amended through debate to produce truly bipartisan legislation.
President Trump has repeatedly made clear his commitment to finding a unifying solution to police reform that’ll give America the best cops in the world. Unfortunately, the Left still seems more interested in blocking him at every step than in actually getting anything done.
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