Cornyn Speaks with Floyd Family, Calls for Bipartisan Reforms
Senator John Cornyn, a Texas republican spoke with the George Floyd Family and is calling for Bipartisan Reforms.
The following statement giving by Senator Cornyn was mentioned in a news release:
Earlier today I was able to speak to George Floyd's family and do just that: listen. They have gone through unimaginable pain over these last two weeks, and I told them I'm committed to making sure that George Floyd receives justice.
One proposal… is a bipartisan bill that I introduced with Senator Gary Peters of Michigan and Chairman Lindsey Graham last year.
This legislation creates a National Criminal Justice Commission, much like the 9/11 Commission, that would review our criminal justice system writ large from top to bottom - something that has not happened since 1965.
Senator Cornyn shared that in 18 months, the Commission would report back and make recommendations for changes that could be considered and passed by the Congress. He explained that this would allow for a systemic look at what is working and what isn't, and at what needs to be done to modernize our criminal justice system, including repairing the broken relationship between law enforcement and some of our minority communities.’
Click HERE to see the video of U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussing his phone call to the Floyd family and his bipartisan legislation to create a National Criminal Justice Commission.
“The first step in justice for George Floyd, and now that all four officers involved in his death have been arrested and charged, is for the criminal justice system to work. But these four arrests do not arrest the larger problems that exist in our society: the lack of trust, the sense that justice is not equal. In fact, they've only shined a brighter light on the systemic problems that we need to do our best to try to address. Making lasting changes will not be quick or easy.”
It is very refreshing to see that Senator John Cornyn is committed to being part of the solution, and eager to roll up his sleeves with all of our colleagues and get to work.