Republican senators are pushing forward with their own police reform proposal following the death of George Floyd, declaring the far-reaching legislation offered by dead on arrival in the Senate and setting up a clash with Speaker (D-Calif.).
“The House version is going nowhere in the Senate. … We have no interest in that,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
McConnell seemingly dared Democrats to oppose the bill being drafted by Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.). It will need support from at least seven Democrats to advance on the floor.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said at another Tuesday press conference that it would be “premature” to comment before Scott officially unveils his