GOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police

Posted on AllSides June 9th, 2020
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Republican senators introduced a resolution on Tuesday to formally oppose calls to "defund the police," an idea that has gained traction with some activist groups.

If passed, the nonbinding resolution, spearheaded by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), would put the Senate on record opposing efforts to defund the police while also calling for "justice" for George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed in police custody last month.

Cotton will try to pass the resolution on Wednesday by unanimous consent, according to his office, which will allow any one senator to...

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