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Biden Looks to GOP’s Lone Black Senator to Shepherd Police Law

April 22, 2021, 6:00 AM

The ability of President Joe Biden and Congress to rein in police brutality depends increasingly on Tim Scott -- the sole Black Republican in the Senate and linchpin to any bipartisan compromise to address the repeated abuses nationwide.

Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction on Tuesday for the murder of George Floyd gave the issue new momentum after GOP-drafted legislation collapsed in the Senate last summer. But Scott, who is working with Democratic Senator Cory Booker and Representative Karen Bass on the legislation, faces an uphill battle in trying to rally support -- particularly in his own party -- on...

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