The problem is House Democratic Progressives….
The ‘Defund the Police’ protests are gone…..
Establishment Democratic lawnmakers want the subject gone….
Polling and face to face talking with voters show that a majority of American’s don’t ‘bad’ cops…
But SUPPORT FOR law enforcement in general, which is actually about their personal safety ….
House Democrats are trying get a bill thru to support law enforcement …
Progressives want more oversight on cops from the Fed’s….
Things are tight in the House were a midterm vote is coming and the majority could vwery well change come January….
The House cleared a procedural hurdle Thursday afternoon to open debate on the package of bills. The vote was extremely close, however, in a sign of how tight the vote math is for Democrats on the legislation. Pressley voted present on the procedural vote to begin debate on the bills.
It was a tense few moments on the House floor as Democrats were trying to figure out how to get the votes needed to pass the policing bills during the procedural vote.
Progressive Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat who negotiated the bills, was huddled with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, biting her fingernails by the dais.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tried to hold up the vote and said there was a member who was three minutes away who could vote. When the bills passed, Democrats on the floor cheered.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York and one of four progressives to vote against her party’s policing package during the procedural vote to start debate, aired out her frustrations with House Democratic leadership after Democrats narrowly advanced the package.
“I think it’s very clear that this is about the leadership of our party having certain rules for some members and another standard of rules for others,” Ocasio-Cortez told CNN.
Ocasio-Cortez said she was frustrated because two of the bills did not properly go through committees. She said she does not understand why this package has to include four pieces of legislation, when progressives have voiced concerns over some of the police funding.
“I really struggle to hear or I have not heard an explanation as to why those two bills aren’t being properly introduced to the floor on their own merits. And why must they be packaged with a piece of legislation whose final version no one saw before yesterday,” she said.
Asked if she disagrees with Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal and Omar, who serves as whip of the Progressive Caucus, who voted for the package, Ocasio-Cortez said they are supporting the caucus and she is supporting her district….
The legislation is primarily a messaging package going into the midterms as moderate Democratic House members have sought to protect themselves against political attacks that they’re anti-police.