Housing and Urban Development secretary Ben Carson said it was “probably” right to take a close look at police reforms after nationwide protests that broke out on Sunday after the death of George Floyd.
“We need to look at appropriate reforms, and this is probably a good time to focus on and handle,” said Carson. “Fox News Sunday,” he said. “I think this is one of the things the president clearly stated. This is a problem, it will be looked at and addressed. “
However, he would not say whether the president would support proposals for the banning of drowning by Parliament Democrats, limiting qualified immunity for police officers, and creating a national database of abuse.
“I expect the president and administration to deal with appropriate stakeholders and look at everything,” said Carson. “Obviously we don’t want to create a situation where the police are under a microscope and they don’t want to do their job because they’re afraid.”
“When people make decisions based on anger or emotion, they rarely make good decisions,” he added.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell commissioned the only black GOP senator Sen.Tim Scott as a spot in a suite of criminal justice reforms in the room.
However, Scott from South Carolina said limiting immunity to civil and civil cases for civil servants is not an initiator.
“According to the Republican view, the president sent a signal that qualified immunity was off the table. They see it as a poison pill on our side. ” He said “Face the Nation” in CBS News. “Unless law enforcement officials say it’s a poison pill, we can use officers’ approval.”