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Sunday shows - Biden's first 100 days, police reform dominate

Sunday shows - Biden's first 100 days, police reform dominate

President BidenJoe BidenDefense lawyers for alleged Capitol rioters to get tours of U.S. Capitol Sasse to introduce legislation giving new hires signing bonuses after negative jobs report Three questions about Biden's conservation goals MORE's first 100 days in office and the debate over police reform dominated the Sunday morning political talk shows with multiple guests weighing in on the topics.

Biden is scheduled to speak to a joint session of Congress Wednesday evening to mark his first 100 days in office, and is expected to touch on police reform in the wake of several fatal police-involved shootings.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

GOP House leader says Biden's first 100 days were 'bait and switch'
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthySunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as White House continues to push vaccination effort Trump spokesman says defeating Cheney a top priority Gaetz, Greene tout push to oust Cheney: 'Maybe we're the leaders' MORE (R-Calif.) said Sunday that President Biden's first 100 days in office amounted to a "bait and switch," and accused the president of pushing policies that were to the left of those he promised during the campaign.
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Graham says Biden has been 'very destabilizing' in first 100 days
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
"I think he’s been a very destabilizing president," Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamLindsey Graham: GOP can't 'move forward without President Trump' House to advance appropriations bills in June, July The unflappable Liz Cheney: Why Trump Republicans have struggled to crush her  MORE (R-S.C.) said. "And economically, he's throwing a wet blanket over the recovery, wanting to raise taxes in a large amount and regulate America basically out of business."
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Graham: 'America is not a racist country'
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that the U.S. was not a racist country but faced racism in the form of "bad actors" following the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd.
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Klobuchar: Chokeholds cannot be 'considered legitimate' tools by police
By JOHN BOWDEN 
 
"[T]o me, you cannot have true justice when chokeholds and knees on the neck are still being considered legitimate in some places," Minnesota Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharStrengthen CBP regulations to reduce opioid deaths Why isn't Washington defending American companies from foreign assaults? Republicans float support for antitrust reform after Trump Facebook ban upheld MORE (D) said.
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Rick Scott stressing best practices, transparency in police reform talks
By OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN 
 
"I think what we ought to do is let's find best practices. I think if you go back to what [Sen.] Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottUpdating the aging infrastructure in Historically Black Colleges and Universities McConnell amid Trump criticism: 'I'm looking forward, not backward' The instructive popularity of Biden's 'New Deal' for the middle class MORE [R-S.C.]  proposed, let's have more transparency so we can find out what's working and what's not working. In his bill, we had incentives to ... stop chokeholds, as an example," Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) told host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosHarris: I don't think America is a racist country, but we need to speak truth about history Biden meets with TV anchors ahead of joint address CDC director 'cautiously optimistic' about coronavirus situation in US MORE on ABC's "This Week."
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Bass: Qualified immunity must stop shielding bad cops
By JOHN BOWDEN 
 
Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassTim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls Police reform talks ramp up amid pressure from Biden, families Victims' relatives hold Capitol Hill meetings to push police reform MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that she disagreed with a call from Republicans to preserve qualified immunity for individual police officers, which she said was shielding bad actors like Derek Chauvin from legal action.
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Bass: 'Maximum' sentence 'absolutely needed' in George Floyd death
By OLAFIMIHAN OSHINM 
 
“[W]hen we have seen the occasional guilty verdict, it is rarely followed by the maximum sentence," Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) said. "And considering the egregious nature of the torturing, the death of George Floyd, a maximum sentence, I think, is absolutely needed.”
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Demings: Officer in Ma'Khia Bryant's death appears to have 'responded as he was trained to do'
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Florida Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Upbeat jobs data, relaxed COVID-19 restrictions offer rosier US picture Democrats cool on Crist's latest bid for Florida governor Florida Democrats' midterm fantasy faceoff: DeSantis vs. Demings MORE (D) on Sunday said she thought the officer who fatally shot Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio “responded, as he was trained to do,” based on the information she has seen so far.
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Harris on her approach to immigration: 'Most people don't want to leave home'
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
“I come at this issue from the perspective that most people don't want to leave home,” Vice President Harris said on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked how she would define success in her role leading the Biden administration's efforts to stem the growing number of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. “They don't want to leave their grandparents; they don't want to leave the place where they grew up; where they, you know, they speak the language or they know the culture.
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Manchin: 'I'm not a roadblock at all'
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
“I’m not a roadblock at all. The best politics is good government. I can't believe that people believe that if you just do it my way, that will give us the momentum to get through the next election,” Democratic Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinBiden's elitist work-family policy won't work for most families The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Upbeat jobs data, relaxed COVID-19 restrictions offer rosier US picture Manchin on collision course with Warren, Sanders MORE (W.Va.) said. “We won't give this system a chance to work. I'm not going to be part of blowing up this Senate of ours, or basically this democracy of ours, or the Republic that we have.”
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