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 PelosiGOP chairmen hit back at accusation they are spreading disinformation with Biden probe Negotiators remain far apart on coronavirus deal as deadline looms Top federal official says more details coming on foreign election interference 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 BassVirginia mayor refuses to resign over controversial Biden, 'Aunt Jemima' post Trump campaign on Biden VP pick: 'He's going to tear the party apart' Bass corrects explanation about Scientology event attendance, praise 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.