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Updated 11:29 AM PT – Friday, May 27, 2022
Senate Republicans have opposed a domestic intimidation bill while saying it would significantly increase government security. On Thursday, the cave fell on the side lines. At least 10 Republican elections are needed to progress.
Senate President Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) introduced the bill in response to a major shooting at a store in Buffalo. It created new federal agencies to increase surveillance of domestic violence threats in partnership with Homeland Security, the DOJ and the FBI.
Republicans are skeptical of the law. They believed the bill could lead to a police crackdown and said the Patriot Act would be a new force to target Americans. Democrats have raised the issue of guns and are demanding gun control, while shouting calls for permission after the massacre in Uvalde, Texas. Sen. called. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) In the bill is an insult to every police officer in the country.
“This is a filter of different services and federal law enforcement,” Paul said. “This isn’t just an insult to your local police or the marines, to the military, to the navy, it’s an insult to the FBI, it’s an insult to the capital police. It says This bill has put them in. This is saying that our police have ended some kind of racial anger.
The bill was not considered after it gained GOP support in the House. There was only one Republican vote from Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.). Sen. complained. Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) to Republicans in his demand to pass the bill.
“A lot of Republicans have expressed their opposition,” Schumer said. “A lot of MAGA Republicans for them don’t have a lot of violence, whether it’s domestic intimidation, a school shooting, a community shooting or anything else, that always persuades them to do something.”
Today, the Senate is passing the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act to help fight a key cause of terrorism:
Internal intimidation and white supremacy
It gives the government the tools to detect, track down and arrest the perpetrators before it has time to resort to violence.
– Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 26, 2022
Schumer said he would hold bipartisan talks in the Senate in the coming weeks to try and finalize a draft bill.
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Senate GOP blocks domestic violence bill
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