Biden Vetoes House Resolution Rolling Back DC’s Pro-Crime Reforms
Back at the beginning of March, Joe Biden signaled he was willing to sign the Senate version of the roll-back of the absolutely insane D.C. crime “reform” bill.
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 objections – such as lowering penalties for carjackings.
If the Senate votes to overturn what D.C. Council did – I’ll sign it.
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 2, 2023
There were gasps from the usual Progressive and pro-statehood suspects, but, as even Democrats had crossed the aisle to vote with Republicans to put the kibosh on the crime bill, it sounded like Biden was acceding to reason.
And sign it, he did.
President Joe Biden on Monday signed a measure repealing changes to the D.C. criminal code, breaking with the progressive wing of his party and taking a tough-on-crime stance ahead of his expected re-election bid.
Earlier this month, the Senate overwhelmingly passed the GOP-backed measure, which would undo changes to the Washington, D.C., criminal code. …