Democratic Senator Says He’s Been Discussing Police Reform With Republicans

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( – On Sunday, February 5, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) revealed that he has been discussing with a couple of GOP senators a possible policing reform package, according to The Hill. Following the killing of Nichols in Memphis by a group of police officials, there has been a new push for policing reforms.

Booker was previously the lead negotiator in an unsuccessful effort for policing reforms in 2021. The failed reform bill was supported by Booker and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC). Booker has now revealed that he and Scott have continued discussions about the policing reforms that failed before.

During an interview on CBS, Booker revealed that while there were no formal negotiations currently, the two of them were “actually friends.” He added that they are “two Black men in America” who have had negative experiences with police.

Booker also revealed that recently he also had a discussion about policing reform measures with Lindsey Graham. Regarding these discussions, he said that Graham agrees that “this is wrong” and is trying to help with finding a working solution.

While Nichol’s death has led to reforms once again being on the forefront, Scott doesn’t believe that the Republicans will agree with some of the provisions in the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. He said that trying to resurrect that police reform bill is not an option, and instead, the best that they can do is actually come up with a common ground solution.

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