(NewsReady.com) – Protesters across the country have spent nearly two weeks calling for police reform in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The Republican Party, which is staunchly pro-police, is starting to warm up to the idea. GOP senators are apparently working on a bill to push the movement forward.
On June 9, reports surfaced that Senate Republicans were working on a police reform bill. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is leading the charge in the chamber. He and six others plan to unveil their bill at the end of the week.
I just finished up a productive lunch discussion on a police reform and retraining package proposal. My colleagues and I will be releasing more details on the draft in the near future. I am hopeful that this legislation will bring much-needed solutions.
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) June 9, 2020
ABC News reports that Scott, the only African-American GOP senator, has been in talks with the White House about the bill as well. The senator said the president’s administration is working on another bill and he believes they might even merge the two down the road. For now, lawmakers are working together to figure out the exact details of the bill.
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