Senator Scott, Others, Draft Police Reform Legislation

“We’re listening, we’re hearing, and we’re reacting,” he said.

Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina is leading a group of senators in drafting police reform legislation.

He was selected by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to lead the working group earlier this week. Scott has met with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, White House adviser Jared Kushner, and deputy assistant to the president Ja’Ron Smith.

“We’re making progress,” he told reporters. “I think it’s important for this nation to take a very powerful stand and position that says, ‘We’re listening, we’re hearing, and we’re reacting,” Scott added, saying there is no “binary choice” between supporting police and supporting minority communities.

Senator McConnell said, “I think it’s important to have a response. None of us have had the experience of being an African American in this country and dealing with this discrimination, which persists here some 50 years after the 1964 civil rights bill and the 1965 civil rights bill.” He added, “I think the best way for Senate Republicans to go forward on this is to listen to one of our own who’s had these experiences.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senator Tim Scott as he leads the effort to draft legislation that can lead to police reform.
  • For police officers, chiefs of police, and others who are looking to implement reforms in light of racial tensions.
  • For God to bring healing to America, for repentance and forgiveness, and for revival that includes justice.

Sources:  Newsmax, Jerusalem Post, The Hill


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