Some Democrats are reportedly furious President Joe Biden would sign congressional Republicans’ resolution to terminate the controversial Washington, DC, soft-on-crime law if the Senate passes it in coming weeks.
“The White House f***** this up royally,” one House Democrat told the Hill via text message, claiming the White House had previously promised to veto the resolution.
After meeting Thursday with Democrats on Capitol Hill, Biden’s Twitter account indicated he would sign the resolution to block a D.C. law that reduces punishments for criminals.
Biden’s promise to sign is at odds with many in his party as the 2024 election cycle ramps up.
The district’s criminal law, which reduces punishments for a variety of serious criminal offenses, was enacted by D.C.’s city council that overrode the mayor’s veto while crime soared at the beginning of 2023.