Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told reporters on Tuesday that he would join the Senate Republican-led effort to overturn Washington, DC’s, controversial soft-on-crime bill.
“I’m going to vote yes,” Schumer said at a press conference. “It was a close question, but on balance I’m voting yes.”
The Democrat Senate Leader’s announcement comes after President Joe Biden announced he would not veto the GOP-led resolution to overturn the crime bill, backtracking his previous support.
“I don’t support some of the changes D.C. Council put forward over the Mayor’s objections – such as lowering penalties for carjackings,” Biden tweeted. “If the Senate votes to overturn what D.C. Council did – I’ll sign it.”
I support D.C. Statehood and home-rule – but I don’t support some of the changes D.C. Council put forward over the Mayor’s…