For Immediate Release

June 26, 2020

SCOTT PERRY VOTES NO AGAINST BIPARTISAN BILL THAT WOULD BAN CHOKEHOLDS AND MAKE LYNCHING A FEDERAL CRIME

Scott Perry Voted No Even as a Bipartisan Majority in the House Passed the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act, and the Republican Controlled Pennsylvania State Senate Unanimously Passed a Ban on the Use of Chokeholds in the State.

In a bi-partisan vote last night, the United States House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a bill that would ban the use of chokeholds and make lynching a federal crime. Congressman Scott Perry, however, voted no. His no vote comes on the heels of the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania State Senate unanimously passing legislation to ban the use of chokeholds except when the use of deadly force is permitted, at the state level.

Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district, Eugene DePasquale released the following statement in response to Congressman Perry’s vote.

We are all safer when law enforcement and the communities they protect can trust one another. Yesterday, both Republicans and Democrats in Washington voted to pass common-sense reforms that are a step in the right direction to build that trust. Unfortunately, Congressman Perry chose to stand in the way of that progress instead of being a part of it,” said DePasquale “Ensuring that tragedies like the loss of George Floyd never happen again should not be a partisan issue. Congressman Perry’s failure to see that is a disappointment.

On Tuesday, Eugene voiced his support for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and called on Congress for its passage. 

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