Sen. Tim Scott says bipartisan police reform talks collapsed because Dems want to defund the police

South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott believes that after months of negotiations on a police reform bill, talks broke down because Democratic politicians wanted to cut funding to law enforcement departments.Scott told CBS’s “Face the Nation” over the weekend, “We said simply this, ‘I’m not going to participate in reducing funding for the police after we saw a major city after major city defund the police.’ 
“We want the best wearing the badge, and we want the vulnerable protected. So when you tie funding losses in this legislation, you should expect an allergic reaction from me.”
Momentum surrounding legislation that would reform U.S. police departments picked up following the May 2020 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis by a police officer. Intertwined …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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