In another glaring example of the Democratic parties’ agenda of block and blame, they filibustered a police reform bill introduced by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on Wednesday, stopping an effort at bipartisan reforms called for since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.
Working on their own bill in both chambers of Congress, the Democratic leadership of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have attacked the GOP’s efforts, even accusing Scott and the Republicans of “trying to get away with murder,” referring to George Floyd.
Speaker Pelosi refused again to apologize for her comments in a show of strength and conviction for the SJW element in her base.
Since the House does not have a filibuster rule, bills can be voted on and passed on a simple majority. They are expected to pass their bill later this month, by another party-line vote.
Senator Scott has worked on police reform for years — long before America had heard of George Floyd. He convinced the rest of the Republican caucus in the Senate to support the cause of police reform — all to no avail, as Democrats prevented his bill from achieving the 60 votes necessary to close debate and move to a vote under the legislative filibuster rule.
When the House and Senate pass different versions of the same bill, they form a conference committee to iron out their differences and introduce a compromise bill in both chambers. That could have happened in this case. But Democrats did not want Scott’s bill to pass.
Democrats want Republicans to have to vote on their bill, or prevent it from coming to a vote. The likely strategy is to tell voters that the Republican Senate is blocking police reform — when, in fact, the Democrat minority is doing so.
Scott issued a message on Twitter, pointing out that he had offered Democrats the opportunity to offer amendments:
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) June 24, 2020
This might have passed in 1984 but with the 2018 takeover of the Democratic Party by the AOC lead democratic socialists, it had no chance from the minute they started working on it. The fake news networks will blame the GOP for the failure to get a consensus but will ring the bells of victory after Pelosi’s bill passes, even with no chance of passing the Senate. Just another day in D.C.
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