Good photo op for Democrats to show protestors…
They kneeled on the Capital Floor….
The bill will NOT be acted upon I’d assume by a Republicans majority US Senate….
Leaders of the House and Senate Democrats released the legislation, which has been drafted by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, at a Capitol Hill news conference moments after holding a moment of silence for Floyd and others. Lawmakers wore kente cloths as they spoke.
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said the legislation presents “a bold, transformative vision of policing in America.”…
Bass said the legislation has more than 200 co-sponsors in the House and the Senate.
It remains unclear how receptive Republicans and President Trump will be to the bill, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) pledged to pass swiftly in the Democratic-led House.
Pelosi urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to take up the legislation soon after it clears her chamber.
“The president must not stand in the way of justice,” she said. “Congress and the country will not relent until this legislation is made into law.”
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he would push McConnell to move toward debate and a vote on the bill in July…
image….The Toronto Star