(AmericanProsperity.com) – Members from both sides of the aisle were working together on a bipartisan police reform bill in the days leading up to the anniversary of George Floyd’s death on May 25. Yet, some Democrats, including several from the radical Left “Squad”, have threatened the bill’s success with demands of their own.
On Thursday, May 20, 10 Representatives, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), wrote a letter to congressional leaders demanding that the current police reform bill “eliminate qualified immunity for police officers.”
With the current protests and only a slim Democrat House majority, it will be difficult to pass the bill as it currently stands. Meanwhile, Republicans believe negotiations are coming to a close according to Fox News Producer Kelly Phares:
NEW: @SenatorTimScott says he sees "the end of the tunnel" as police reform negotiations continue.
Does not see a deal being reached this week but says there was good progress made over the weekend
— Kelly Phares (@kellyfphares) May 24, 2021
In order for both political parties to agree on a bill, each side must make compromises. But, it’s legislation like this, that has been crafted by both Democrats and Republicans rather than rammed through Congress, that’s actually able to make a lasting difference in our nation.
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