Senate Republicans move to unveil draft of police reform plan

Senate Republicans move to unveil draft of police reform plan

U.S. Republican senators have chosen to stay silent or dodge over responses to a Tuesday tweet by President Donald Trump saying that a 75-year-old man may have staged his fall after he was shoved by police during a demonstration against the police killing of George Floyd.

"Sen. John Thune, a South Dakota Republican and the majority whip in the chamber, also pointed to local officials to change policing compared to a federal leeal solution".

Joe Biden is "absolutely convinced" that the military would remove President Trump from the White House if he refuses to leave after a reelection loss in November.

"You saw his head hit the pavement". "Let me get this straight. you DON'T want the person who has faced racial profiling by police, been pulled over dozens of times, or been speaking out for YEARS drafting this?" Not just on TV and Twitter but on the floor of the United States Senate. But it also posed a stark test for the white Republicans who control the Senate.

The bill would also incentivize state attorneys to investigate local police and create structures for investigating police-involved deaths.

Mr Floyd's brother is expected to testify to the House of Representatives later this week in a hearing on police reform. Tim Scott (R-SC) said his colleagues are considering a proposal that would facilitate de-escalation training, while similarly advocating safe restraints.

Can the U.S. Congress "defund the police?". However, he was clear that Republicans aren't on board with the Democratic proposal and wouldn't be moving forward with it. Numerous protests turned into riots complete with violence against police and civilians as well as acts of vandalism, arson, and looting. Scott's legislation is part of a burst of GOP-written bills on the subject. Sen.

"There's time for bipartisan cooperation on this bill".

A conservative on fiscal and social issues, Scott declined to join the Congressional Black Caucus. "We must pass legislation that makes our common values and our common ideals real in the law of our land", said Booker, the first black elected to the Senate from New Jersey. "I think the intent behind it is something that I support - the idea that communities need investments".

There are signs that they're listening.

Several GOP senators have highlighted the types of proposals they could support.

Scott also said there's "talk about bringing more police departments under reporting requirements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department", the news outlet reported.

"A woman stood up at a question and answer session that he was having and stood up and said 'I think Barack Obama is awful and I think he is an Arab.' [McCain] said 'no, he is a decent American with a good family".

During The Daily Show interview, Mr Biden said that more than 20 states had passed 80-plus pieces of legislation "making it harder for people vote", adding that his campaign was assembling a team of lawyers to observe balloting in "every district in the country".

At the political intersection, Scott on Wednesday addressed his critics in the black community who chafed at his role.

Qualified immunity, a doctrine developed by the Supreme Court in the late 1960s, is used to determine if lawsuits against police officers go to trial if they meet two criteria: if the officers used excessive force and if they knew they were violating a "clearly established" prior court ruling, according to NPR.

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