Senate Republicans have yet to release a promised series of reforms to America's police departments, but that has not stopped top Senate Democrats from waging preemptive war on their colleagues' forthcoming bill.
"It's sad that Senate Democrats' extreme partisanship means they're attacking a policing reform bill before they even read it," one Senate GOP aide told the Washington Free Beacon.
"Senator Scott continues work on the JUSTICE Act, which is built on a foundation of bipartisan ideas such as increasing the use of body cameras, increasing training around de-escalation and use of force, and the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act," Scott's communications director Sean Smith told the Free Beacon. "Now is our time to act, and Democrats letting politics get in the way is the absolute last thing our nation needs right now. We challenge them to work with us towards solutions, not hide behind a shield of partisan politics."
Not surprising the last 24 hours have seen a lot of “token” “boy” or “you’re being used” in my mentions. 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?— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) June 10, 2020
And don’t throw “you’re the only black guy they know” at me either. There are only two black Democratic Senators, stop pretending there’s some huge racial diversity gap in the Senate. Ask my Dem colleagues what their staffs look like...I guarantee you won’t like the answer.— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) June 10, 2020
President Trump met with families of Ahmaud Arbery and others before his police reform address this afternoon. https://t.co/22vDhU620S— AJC (@ajc) June 16, 2020
LIVE: Remarks on Safe Policing for Safe Communities https://t.co/86grjrXmZm— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 16, 2020
Senate could vote on GOP police reform bill as early as next week https://t.co/MQDFs6uELg— 📰The_News_DIVA📰 (@The_News_DIVA) June 16, 2020