Skip to comments.GOP Members Say Pelosi Cut Republicans Out Of Policing Bill, Preventing Bipartisan Reform
Posted on 06/10/2020 9:45:08 AM PDT by Kaslin
After kneeling for close to nine minutes before the cameras Monday morning, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the Justice in Policing Bill of 2020. Following bipartisan support for reforms, some including Black Caucus Chair Rep. Bass (D-Calif.), hoped for a cooperative tackling of the issue. First steps by Pelosi, however, suggest that this attempt is falling into the same partisan trap previous attempts at reform have.
Rumors began swirling the morning of Pelosis announcement that Republicans had been blocked from contributing to the immense bill. Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) confirmed that was the case.
As a Member of the Judiciary Committee, a lawyer, and former JAG Officer, I was not included in the drafting of this bill and neither were any of my Republican colleagues, Steube said in a statement to The Federalist. This was a partisan attempt by House Democrats to message to their progressive base and not come up with bipartisan solutions that would actually help unify the country.
Representative Armstrong (R-N.D.), also a member of the Judiciary Committee charged with handling law enforcement matters, confirmed the leadership’s stonewalling. For Armstrong, the partisanship came as no surprise.
From serving on the Judiciary Committee for 15 months, I would be surprised if it went any other way at this point. And I have to be clear that this isnt all Democrats, not even all Democrats on the Committee, but it is the leadership,” Armstrong told The Federalist.
While there is broad consensus that action should be taken after the death of George Floyd, disagreement remains on methods, but thats a natural part of the process.
Consider the 2018 criminal justice reform bill. With the support of President Donald Trump, Congressional Republicans, and Democrats, the First Step Act removed thousands of years of unnecessary sentencing. At every level, there was GOP and presidential involvement. Yet these lessons have seemingly been forgotten by the current leadership. Its a mistake that may well sink the chance for immediate reform; even if the bill passes the Democrat-controlled House, it will still need Republican approval. Good-faith debate on methods will be a necessary step for change.
Despite Pelosi’s actions, there is still hope for reform. There are many ideas to make policing more effective without punishing good cops, or hamstringing law enforcement through defunding. Reforming qualified immunity, keeping track of bad officers, and devoting greater resources for safety and bystander training are just a few of these ideas.
I dont know a single person who thinks that cop shouldve had a job when it happened, Armstrong said, adding that if the leadership allowed Republican input, they would be able to move things forward. But such openness would be a surprise, he said, and thats unfortunate all the time, but thats really unfortunate in this instance.
OH MY GOD. Can the GOP be more stupid? THE DEMS DO IT EVERY SINGLE TIME, SUCCESSFULLY too I may add.
Thats odd since all od tge problems are in democrat run cities.
Personally Im glad Pelosi did.
Republicans should never go along with Democrats but treat them as the enemies they are.
Got stomped again, huh dishrags?
Sniffle and complain while BadBabe Nanzi crushes you with her stilettos
Only one man left in the Republican party
WTF how about we shut this crap down?
Is ANYBODY in charge of anything?
Doubling down on stupid is how the Left rolls. It was Karl Marxs greatest gift to them.
DOA in the Senate!
Stop whining. McConnell hasn’t included Democrats in any of the Senate bills. Bipartisanship is a thing of the past and has been for years.
“DOA in the Senate!”
by design so the Senate can be labeled blah blah blah..
That’s because the Democrats don’t really care about this issue. The goal is to craft a bill that no Republican will support so the Democrats can manufacturer talking points for political gain.
Another one of Nancy’s “Fill In The Blanks” Bills that has nothing to do with the Police
Who really cares!
You are 100percent correct.
With Slutty Nazi Pelozzi, all roads lead to Satan.
Cruella DeVille in drag.
That stupid $600 thing to stay home...was
A DEMOCRAT PUSH.
The one thing that they sponsored and it was a DISASTER.
Repubs...stay away from the bill...let them make it their own.
The Dems do this every single time and they get away with it because 99.9 percent of the commie media voted for them..the GOP are such p*ssies, they had both houses for 2 years they could have done whatever they wanted to do, instead they bent over to the Dems because they are cowards..come on GOP grow a spine, we are close to becoming full commie is that what you want??
after the lock down and the destruction from ‘mostly peaceful’ lunatics I’m guessing normal people are completely tuning it all out.
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