Biden Signs Executive Order On Police Reform Even Though His Party Controls The House And Senate

Joe Biden signed an executive order on police reform this week.

It’s a bit baffling as to why this needed to be an excutive order, considering that Biden’s party controls the House and the Senate.

The order also apparently contains some aspects of the police reform bill that Democrats rejected two years ago when Republican Senator Tim Scott offered it.

FOX News reports:

Biden police order ‘is embracing’ parts of GOP reform bill Dems filibustered in 2020, Tim Scott says

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., issued a scathing rebuke following President Biden’s new executive order on police reform, slamming Democrats for hypocritically blocking his own police reform bill in 2020 while partially embracing some aspects of his legislation.

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“After the radical ‘defund the police’ movement helped create the current crime wave, President Biden is pursuing a partisan approach to many of the exact same policy solutions I proposed in the JUSTICE Act just two year[s] ago,” Scott said in a statement after Biden issued the order Wednesday.

“The fact is Democrats used a filibuster they call racist to block my reforms that they’re now embracing,” the senator added.

Biden’s reforms differ from Scott’s bill in a few crucial respects, however.

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“While my proposal added funding to help local law enforcement comply with higher standards, the Democrats’ proposal sets departments up for failure by issuing unfunded federal mandates,” the senator added. “Making it harder for police to do their jobs to the best of their ability should be a nonstarter, yet that’s exactly what the Biden plan does.”

“I’m disappointed that the president who campaigned on unity has once again fallen into the trap of divisive politics,” Scott concluded.

Tim Scott called out Biden on Twitter:

It’s all just show politics for Biden.

 

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