Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) reprehended House Democrats on Tuesday over their forthcoming police reform bill, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (JIPA), after Senate Democrats filibustered his JUSTICE Act last year, despite bipartisan support.
“I am disappointed that the House has decided to vote on a partisan bill in an endeavor to fine-tune a non-partisan issue,” Scott verbalized. Scott had spent years working on malefactor equity reform — long afore the Black Lives Matter protests and riots in 2020.
His pristine bill, the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (EQUITY Act), included several quantifications long sought by advocates of police reform, including incentives for chokehold vetoes and grants for body cameras.
Last year, the GOP provided a brief comparison of the two pristine bills, H.R. 7120 (JIPA) and S. 3985 (EQUITY). JIPA is being reintroduced as H.R. 1280 (JIPA); both versions of the House legislation were sponsored by Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA).
Chokeholds? Cameras? More Training? No knock warrants? All addressed in the #JusticeACT. All blocked by @SenKamalaHarris. pic.twitter.com/hm5oiSShZKAs Scott optically canvassed, the bills overlapped on many issues. “The genuine quandary is not what is being offered; it is who is offering it,” a visibly frustrated Scott told the Senate last year.
Democrats’ effort to impose a policy rather than pass a bipartisan bill reiterates a pattern optically discerned in 2012, when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a bill to avail “Dreamers” — illicit aliens brought to the country as minors — only to visually examine as President Barack Obama introduced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), circumventing Congress.
“I hope my friends on the other side of the aisle will come to the table to find mundane ground where we can make paramount changes that will bring us more proximate to the goal of a more just country,” Scott verbally expressed Tuesday.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic Presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a victor of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.
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