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Hinson and Miller-Meeks issue statements on opposition to George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

Iowa Congresswomen Ashley Hinson and Mariannette Miller-Meeks both issued statements on their opposition to The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
Republicans Ashley Hinson and Mariannette Miller-Meeks were sworn into the 117th Congress on...
Republicans Ashley Hinson and Mariannette Miller-Meeks were sworn into the 117th Congress on Sunday, January 3, 2021.(https://www.facebook.com/RepAshleyHinso)
Published: Mar. 3, 2021 at 10:29 PM CST
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WASHINGTON (KCRG) -Iowa Congresswomen Ashley Hinson and Mariannette Miller-Meeks both issued statements on their opposition to The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives by a narrow vote of 220-212 on Wednesday night.

In Hinson’s statement, she wrote that “Law enforcement officers in Iowa and across this country put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe. It’s reprehensible that House Democrats would bring forward legislation to defund police departments while relying on law enforcement to protect our Capitol from imminent threats...

In her statement, Miller-Meeks wrote that “We need serious bipartisan police reform that holds bad officers accountable” but that “The Justice in Policing Act would eliminate qualified immunity, which would make recruitment and retention difficult,” adding that “In effect, this is a backdoor way to defund the police.

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