Author Topic: Democrats Block Tim Scott From Getting a Vote on His Police Reform Bill  (Read 164 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online mystery-ak

  • Owner
  • Administrator
  • ******
  • Posts: 299,311
  • Gender: Female
Joel B. Pollak 24 Jun 2020

Senate Democrats filibustered a police reform bill introduced by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on Wednesday, blocking an effort at bipartisan reforms in the wake of nationwide unrest over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.

Scott has worked on police reform for years — long before America had heard of George Floyd. He convinced the rest of the Republican caucus in the Senate to support the cause of police reform — all to no avail, as Democrats prevented his bill from achieving the 60 votes necessary to close debate and move to a vote under the legislative filibuster rule.

Separately, Democrats are working on their own police reform bill, which will pass the House later this month, likely on a party-line vote. The House does not have a filibuster rule, and bills can be voted on and passed on a simple majority.

When the House and Senate pass different versions of the same bill, they form a conference committee to iron out their differences and introduce a compromise bill in both chambers. That could have happened in this case. But Democrats did not want Scott’s bill to pass. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) even accused Scott and the Republicans on Tuesday of “trying to get away with murder,” referring to George Floyd. She refused to apologize on Wednesday.

more
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/24/democrats-block-tim-scott-from-getting-a-vote-on-his-police-reform-bill/
Support the USO
Democrat Party...the Party of Infanticide

Online mystery-ak

  • Owner
  • Administrator
  • ******
  • Posts: 299,311
  • Gender: Female
McConnell accuses Dems of ‘bizarre new ultimatum’ on police reform, as bill poised to fail

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Wednesday accused Democrats of a “bizarre new ultimatum” on police reform, saying Democrats want to be allowed to rewrite the chamber's legislation before it is even debated.

“The Senate was supposed to officially take up police reform on the floor today, instead our Democratic colleagues are poised to turn this routine step into a partisan impasse,” he said.

The Senate is expected to take a procedural vote sometime around noon to begin debate on the Republican-authored police reform bill, but Democrats are expected to block even starting debate over their concerns that the legislation does not go far enough.

McConnell said the bill was a “first offer” ahead of the debate process and that “nobody thought” it was going to be the final product.

“What’s supposed to happen in this body is that we vote or agree to get on to a bill and then we discuss, debate and amend it until at least 60 senators are satisfied or it goes nowhere,” he said.

more
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mcconnell-dems-police-reform
Support the USO
Democrat Party...the Party of Infanticide

Offline IsailedawayfromFR

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 12,466
Has to be racism to deny a black man to get his vote, right?

Staying true to their roots, did they threaten him with a noose as well?
« Last Edit: June 24, 2020, 04:20:06 PM by IsailedawayfromFR »
“no punishment, in my opinion, is too great, for the man who can build his greatness upon his country's ruin” ~  George Washington

Offline bilo

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 3,111
It's obvious that the Rats just want a political issue.
A stranger in a hostile foreign land I used to call home


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf