“The president will continue to do everything in his power to fight for police reform in Congress,” Jean-Pierre said in his daily press conference.
The spokeswoman made these statements hours before President Joe Biden meets at the White House with legislators from the black community to discuss how to reform the Police.
All this after the controversy unleashed by the death in early January of a young African-American, Tire Nichols, after a group of policemen beat him up after allegedly committing a traffic violation in Memphis (Tennessee, USA). USA).
The funeral for Nichols was held this Wednesday and was attended by the US Vice President, Kamala Harris, who joined the petitions for Congress to approve the “George Floyd Police Justice Act”, which calls for a police reform.
“As the President has repeatedly said, no executive action can replace federal legislation. Real and lasting change at the state and local level will require Congress to act,” Jean-Pierre insisted today.
Therefore, the spokeswoman called on Republicans to stop “getting in the way” to ensure that “the justice system lives up to its name.”