Pelosi Accuses Senate Republicans of Trying to ‘Get Away With Murder’ of George Floyd
House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi (D., California) accused the Senate Republicans of trying to "get away" with the murder of George Floyd in an interview on CBS on Tuesday.
The House of Representatives and the Senate have been pushing competing police reform laws since the death of George Floyd, an African American killed by police officers in Minneapolis. This led to massive demonstrations in the US on Wednesday.
“For something to happen, [Republicans] have to face the reality of police brutality, the reality of the need for justice in policing, and the realization that there are many, many good people in law enforcement, but not all. and that we need to address these concerns, "said Pelosi. "So far, you've tried to get away with murder, actually with the murder of George Floyd."
Republican legislation was drafted by Senator Tim Scott (R., S.C.), one of only three African Americans in the Senate. Scott's bill aims to collect data on police misconduct through a national system while incentivizing state and local police forces to undertake reforms. Democratic legislation would lower the legal standard for convicting officials of misconduct and prohibit police use of chokeholds across the country.
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