Biden Won’t Veto GOP Plan To Repeal D.C. Criminal Code

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 02:  U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on preserving and protecting Democracy at Union Station on November 2, 2022 in Washington, DC. Biden addressed the threat of election deniers and those who seek to undermine faith in voting in the upcoming midterm elections. (Photo by Michael A. McCoy/Getty Images)
  • President Joe Biden on Thursday reportedly told Senate Democrats that he will not veto a Republican-backed effort to make changes to Washington, D.C.’s criminal code that has been widely criticized as being soft on crime.
  • Biden’s announcement, about which two sources in the meeting told Politico, puts Senate Republicans in the Democrat-controlled chamber, on track pass a measure to repealing the law, sending it to Biden.
  • They already have support from West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin and appear poised to pick up additional support from one or more other moderate Democrats.
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