Jeffries: BLM Protests Need to ‘Go Beyond Police Reform’

Jeffries: BLM Protests Need to ‘Go Beyond Police Reform’

June 17, 2020

Wednesday on MSNBC, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries argued that the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in police custody needed to go beyond just police reform to advance “housing injustice, economic injustice, education injustice.”

“We absolutely need to use this moment to go beyond police reform,” he said. “The death of George Floyd definitely was — well, I think what you’re going to see in the House of Representatives is that we are going to tackle all of these issues. Housing injustice, economic injustice, education injustice, the fundamental pillars that underline our society have to be dealt with…

“We’ve made a lot of progress in America. We’ve come a long way,” he continued. “But we still have a long way to go as it relates to our long necessary, and majestic march to a more perfect union. We are committed to that endeavor with the fierce urgency of now.”

Never let a serious crisis go to waste, goes the Democrat motto, and the left sees this moment as the opportunity to push the social justice agenda that will tear this country apart rather than unite it.

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