Kamala Harris has declared that she will support a bill backed by President Trump on criminal justice reform. The Daily Caller reports:
Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris says she will support a criminal justice reform bill backed by President Donald Trump in a statement released Monday.
Harris says she will support the bipartisan bill, called the “First Step Act,” which Trump also endorsed. The bill includes both prison and sentencing reforms, and Republicans want to pass the legislation before Democrats take control of the House on Jan. 3.
“For years, we’ve been offered a false choice on criminal justice policy. It’s a choice that suggests that we are either ‘soft’ on crime or ‘tough’ on crime instead of asking: ‘Are we smart on crime?’ Americans deserve a criminal justice system that is both fair and smart. By passing the FIRST STEP Act, we can make our criminal justice system smarter,” Harris said in a Monday statement.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a floor speech Tuesday it is likely the Senate will work between Christmas and New Year’s “if necessary” to pass criminal justice reform legislation before 2019.
It will be interesting to see if any bipartisan legislation is met with scorn on the part of the radical socialists, even for policy goals that they support on the surface.