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Pelosi: GOP senators 'pulled their punch when it came to getting the job done' on police reform

Pelosi: GOP senators 'pulled their punch when it came to getting the job done' on police reform
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House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' Democratic clamor grows for select committee on Jan. 6 attack GOP increasingly balks at calling Jan. 6 an insurrection MORE (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that Republicans “pulled their punch when it came to getting the job done” on police reform. 

GOP senators earlier in the day introduced their police reform bill, which aims to end the use of chokeholds and includes new accountability and reporting requirements.

Democrats introduced their own reform legislation last week that includes stronger provisions, including ending qualified immunity for officers and an outright ban on chokeholds.

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“We don’t need a window-dressing, toothless bill. We need to take action that is real,” Pelosi said on CNN. 

“My reaction [to the GOP bill] is the same as the members of the Congressional Black Caucus [CBC], there are 55 in the House and Senate,” she added, saying CBC Chairwoman Karen BassKaren Ruth BassBlack Republican advocates his case for CBC membership Tim Scott: Could be 'very hard' to reach police reform deal by June deadline Police reform negotiations enter crucial stretch MORE (D-Calif.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) agree that the GOP bill is “inadequate.”

“We don’t need a study about chokeholds. We don’t need a study about no-knock warrants. We know what we need to do,” Pelosi said.