Another unbelievably dangerous piece of legislation from the House Dems. They are on a roll this week. The Senate filibuster is the only mechanism we have to prevent dangerous legislation from becoming law. The people of West Virginia must contact Senator Manchin to make sure he keeps his promise to not end the filibuster.
Elected Democrats terrorizing its citizens while taxing them into crippling oblivion.
🚨 BREAKING —> Democrats just voted to defund the police.
The unfunded mandates in their bill, H.R. 1280, would cost police departments hundreds of millions of dollars—the equivalent of taking 3,000 cops or more off the streets. Our men and women in uniform deserve better.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 4, 2021
Democrats just doubled down as the party of Defunding the Police.
Last night, they voted to impose hundreds of millions in new costs on police departments—the equivalent of 3,000 cops or more taken off of the streets. https://t.co/26kUgHreiT
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 4, 2021
This is what I said when the Democrats gaveled me down.
If you agree, LIKE and SHARE. We cannot let this bill pass. It's life or death for our men and women in blue. To those at home, I will ALWAYS back the blue. I've got your six, especially when the Democrats don't. pic.twitter.com/NxIwr1O5UP
— Congresswoman Kat Cammack (@RepKatCammack) March 4, 2021
I spent the week talking with law enforcement officials in my district – here's what they had to say about #HR1280:
“This will destroy public safety.”
“We haven’t done anything to earn this type of distrust.”
“This will push good law enforcement out of the business.” pic.twitter.com/ABDXa47rL0
— Rep. Burgess Owens (@RepBurgessOwens) March 3, 2021
.@RepJerryNadler : Democrats have never called to defund the police.
— Rep. Dan Bishop (@RepDanBishop) March 4, 2021
House passes sweeping bill to overhaul policing
By Market Watch, March 4, 2021
WASHINGTON — Cheered on by President Joe Biden, House Democrats hustled Wednesday to pass the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide, able to avoid clashing with moderates in their own party who are wary of reigniting a debate they say hurt them during last fall’s election.
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act was approved 220-212 late Wednesday.
The sweeping legislation, which was first approved last summer but stalled in the Senate, was named in honor of Floyd, whose killing by police in Minnesota last Memorial Day sparked protests nationwide. The bill would ban chokeholds and “qualified immunity” for law enforcement and create national standards for policing in a bid to bolster accountability.
“My city is not an outlier, but rather an example of the inequalities our country has struggled with for centuries,” said Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who represents the Minneapolis area near where Floyd died. She asked her colleagues if they would “have the moral courage to pursue justice and secure meaningful change?”
Democrats say they were determined to pass the bill a second time, to combat police brutality and institutional racism after the deaths of Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black Americans following interactions with law enforcement — images of which were sometimes jarringly captured on video. Those killings drew a national and international outcry.
Floyd’s family watched the emotional debate from a nearby House office building.
But the debate over legislation has turned into a political liability for Democrats as Republicans seized on calls by some activists and progressives to “defund the police” to argue that Democrats were intent on slashing police force budgets. This bill doesn’t do that.
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said it was a reason the party, after talking confidently of growing its majority in November, instead saw it shrink to just 10 seats, 221-211.
“We played too much defense on ‘defund the police,’” Perez said.
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