Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters said she had little hope for police reform ahead of Democrats’ meeting with President Joe Biden on Thursday.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are slated to meet with Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to push police reform in the wake of the death of Tyre Nichols.
Waters, however, said she doubts the talks will be fruitful, according to Politico.
“I’m not optimistic,” Waters said. “I’m not confident we are going to be able to get real police reform. I approach working on this issue as a responsibility that I have to do – that we must try.”
The caucus has expressed desire to revive the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, according to CBS. Harris, who attended Nichols’ funeral called for limiting qualified immunity for officers and restricting the use of excessive force, according to CBS. (RELATED: Dem Rep. Bowman Says We Have To ‘Invest In Climate’ Rather Than Police To Make People Safe)
“We demand that Congress pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act,” Harris reportedly said. “Joe Biden will sign it and we should not delay and we will not be denied. It is not negotiable.”
Republicans have indicated they would support legislation that funds better training for officers and increases the use of body cameras, CBS reported.