Nancy Pelosi thought that the protests would give Democrats the chance to win voters.
Instead, Pelosi has been backed into a corner.
Nancy Pelosi’s scheme to please Black Lives Matter got destroyed by the Senate.
No one wants the police to misuse their power and the tragedy of what happened to George Floyd to be experienced by another person in America.
Republicans want justice.
And in fact, the Senate, led by Republicans, has come up with a police reform bill before Nancy Pelosi could come up with anything.
Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina, said that the bill would include an “enhanced use-of-force database, pursue restrictions on chokeholds and create new commissions to study law enforcement and race.”
The Republicans are trying to work towards a justice system that is just. Many Democrats are trying to tear it down without knowing what they’ll replace it with.
“The answer to the question of which side do you support is ‘I support America,’” Sen. Scott said. “And if you support America you support restoring the confidence that communities of color have in institutions of authority. If you support America, that means you know that the overwhelming number of officers in this nation want to do their job, go home to their family. It is not a binary choice. This legislation encompasses that spirit.”
The bill is expected to pass the Senate promptly.
Of course, it doesn’t go far enough for Democrats who later unveiled their own bill.
“The House’s bill would lower the bar for police officers to face criminal prosecution by allowing charges not just in cases where alleged misconduct was intentional, but also in cases of reckless misconduct. It would also ban chokeholds, create a national database of cops who committed misconduct, boost police training and reform qualified immunity that can protect cops from lawsuits from victims of police brutality,” according to Fox News.
Many Democrats are pushing to defund the police entirely however, and Pelosi knows that is an unpopular opinion with voters and instead is trying to push radical measures that probably won’t pass through the Republican Senate.
Pelosi has shown time and time again that her entire focus is on winning political fights, not on fixing the problems that America is facing.
The current situation is perfect for Pelosi because now she can sit back in her armchair and blame Trump for every police officer who goes out of line.
Pelosi needs to stop trying to divide the nation even more in order to win the 2020 elections.
Her tactics may be working for Democrats short-term, but they are deeply damaging to America’s long-term unity.
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