Booker sees the negotiations as a bipartisan effort to bring about change. He has worked closely with Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) And Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.).
“I wouldn’t have a negotiator in Tim Scott if [Senate Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell didn’t think this was something we should have at the table to work through, “Booker said.” We are working in good faith on the Senate side to bring this to a close. “
Booker and his allies are also assisted by President Joe Biden in advancing police reform proposals.
“We’re going to give 200 percent to make this happen,” White House senior advisor Cedric Richmond previously told CNN.
Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) Has said he would not “sacrifice good at the altar of the perfect” if they did not get immediate support to deal with police immunity.
However, Booker made it clear that negotiations were continuing.
“We have to get qualified immunity at some point. I’m determined to get something at this negotiating table, “said Booker, adding,” I’m not negotiating this publicly. I said where my line is. “
Police reform is an issue that Booker looks at personally.
“I don’t know any black man in my circle who has no stories of unhappy or frankly painful or humiliating encounters with the police,” he said.