Collins critical of House vote on police reform bill

The US House, on a mostly party-line vote, passed police reform legislation Thursday in Washington. Hall County Congressman Doug Collins is the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee and released the following statement after the vote…

“Americans of good conscience can all agree on the need for Congress to come together to seek justice for George Floyd and the many other lives lost. But today’s bill is not about justice – it’s just another thinly veiled Democrat attempt to look like they are getting something done when we all know this bill will never become law.

“In times like these, the American people expect Congress to come together and seek solutions for the people they represent. But rather than working across the aisle to draft bipartisan legislation, House Democrats chose to draft a bill behind closed doors and then failed to allow a single Republican amendment. Rather than working to amend Senator Tim Scott’s JUSTICE Act, Senate Democrats blocked the bill from moving forward.

“Last Congress, I worked hand-in-hand with President Trump and my Democrat colleagues to bring communities and law enforcement together to achieve historic criminal justice reform. The First Step Act demonstrated the power of what we can accomplish when we reach across the aisle, but in order to achieve real solutions, both sides need to come to the table.

“I’m calling on my Democrat colleagues to stop the obstruction and work across the aisle to keep our communities safe. The American people deserve better than partisan messaging bills.”

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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