House Democrats unanimously blocked a resolution condemning acts of violence and rioting—including the "deliberate targeting of law enforcement officers"—in the wake of George Floyd's death. The resolution, which was introduced by Rep. Greg Steube (R., Fla.) late Thursday morning, condemned Floyd's killing at the hands of police, calling it "inconsistent with the values and conduct expected of law enforcement officers."
"I think [the resolution] is consistent with where American values are, consistent with the problems we face, consistent with the serious situation we are in," Rep. Jim Jordan said. "If we allow this ‘defund the police' concept to happen … it will not only be tough for police officers, we all know that, but the communities they serve—what will happen there is frightening."
House Democrats just blocked a vote on my resolution that calls for:— Congressman Greg Steube (@RepGregSteube) June 25, 2020
- Justice for George Floyd
- Condemning riots, looting, violence, and lawless autonomous zones
- Opposing demands to defund the police
🚨Breaking🚨Dems just voted against a resolution by @RepGregSteube which condemns the violent riots & looting in our country. The resolution strongly opposes efforts to establish autonomous zones within the US & opposes efforts to defund or dismantle the police. Unbelievable!— Rep. Doug Lamborn (@RepDLamborn) June 25, 2020
Read the full House resolution below.