Rep. Karen Bass, among the chief designers of your home authorities reform costs, pledged on Tuesday to continue defending change even as the legislation stalls in Congress.
Speaking at a POLITICO virtual city center, the California Democrat said she believed the present moment presented an unique opportunity to combat authorities cruelty.
” This is something I have actually worked on for over 4 years. I’m not barely going to stop now,” Bass told POLITICO reporters Laura Barrón-López and Eugene Daniels.
On Thursday, your home passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act with the support of every Democratic agent and three Republican lawmakers.
The expense, prepared by the Congressional Black Caucus, would end the “certified immunity” teaching that protects police officers from suits and restriction no-knock warrants. But despite the legislation’s bipartisan assistance in your house, the reform effort is unlikely to make its method past the Republican-controlled Senate and get to President Donald Trump’s desk.
Bass said she was not aware of any ongoing negotiations to advance the costs in the Senate, however revealed optimism that some GOP senators might be swayed.
” What I am hoping is that in conversations that I am beginning to have with my Republican associates in your house, they have their coworkers in the Senate, simply as we do on the Democratic side,” Bass said. “And so I am hoping with those conversations that they may be able to move a few of their colleagues over in the Senate.”
Bass has seen her national profile rise in recent weeks as she led the Democratic effort to upgrade the criminal justice system and deal with systemic racism in policing. Her name has even been floated as a possible running mate for Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.