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Bipartisanship breaks out Part One: Biden backs GOP on DC crime bill

Washington DC’s city council approved legislation that would roll back all sorts of criminal penalties because, you know, the city doesn’t have enough crime. Even DC Mayor Muriel Bowser opposed it, but her veto was overriden.

So the House, since Congress still partially runs the District, passed legislation nullifying the bill. The Senate may do so as well. President Biden could veto it, but in an incredible show of sanity, he said he won’t!

According to Fox News:

President Biden informed Senate Democrats in a closed-door meeting Thursday that he won’t veto legislation blocking the Washington, D.C., Council’s move to soften crime laws.

Following the meeting, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., confirmed the president’s plans to sign the bill once it gets to his desk.

Biden also tweeted upon returning to the White House: “I support D.C. Statehood and home-rule – but I don’t support some of the changes D.C. Council put forward over the Mayor’s objections – such as lowering penalties for carjackings. If the Senate votes to overturn what D.C. Council did – I’ll sign it.”

In February, the House approved the resolution — which was introduced by Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga. — in a 250-173 vote which garnered both Republican and Democratic support. A companion bill introduced by Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., is expected to pass the Senate over the next week.

7 thoughts on “Bipartisanship breaks out Part One: Biden backs GOP on DC crime bill”

  1. Oversight has its ugly moments.
    Dangerous behavior when any person or entity stomps on a crime bill that would protect the people at large. That is when you end up with blood on your hands, Mr Biden.

    1. Oh and about that Fentanyl issue, more people dying in USA per day than in Ukraine.
      Where the heck are you JB? Back at the beach. Somebody send him a collage of pics of dead Americans from fentanyl, paste in on his morning mirror.
      This is disgusting, sorry to be crude.

  2. But to the matter at hand:

    DC home rule has gotten so incompetent, that it ought to be on the table, if not on the menu, in a presumptive R47 administration.

    The recent, and quite real, prospect of two permanent Democrat gentry class senators, should have been more than a sufficient wake-up call, to legislatively safeguard against that prospect ever occurring again in the future.

    The District has been given its chance to prove that it doesn’t require close Congressional oversight; it has failed.

    Our nation’s capital, shouldn’t be a national embarrassment. It’s time for the Congress to remind the DC council who’s really in charge.

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