Morning Greatness: House Finally Returns for Police Reform Legislation, Photo Ops

Good Wednesday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president receives his intelligence briefing
  • 2:00PM Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a briefing

The House of Representatives returns for police reform act

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer sent out the bat signal yesterday that its time for representatives to end their coronavirus vacations and get back to their jobs on June 25th. The House has not yet returned to D.C., unlike the Senate, because they wanted to keep up appearances for a closed economy. But now, an opportunity has presented itself! And miraculously, it’s safe to go back to “work.” We saw the same idea with these protests: if an issue is deemed politically expedient, the virus risk magically gets put on the back burner. So while the in-crowd did not think it was important to make a living, run your business, attend Easter services or go to the gym, it’s VERY IMPORTANT to protest for a social justice cause and VERY IMPORTANT to comeback for some photo ops for their war on cops legislation.

“Pending committee action on the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, the House is now expected to meet during the week of June 22, 2020. The House will meet on Thursday, June 25, 2020 and Friday, June 26, 2020,” the majority leader’s office sent out in floor update.

“During the week of June 29, 2020, first votes of the week are now expected on Monday, June 29, 2020, with last votes of the week expected on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Exact timing of votes will be announced as soon as it’s available, but Members are reminded that votes may occur as early as 10:00 a.m. on the first day of the week, and may last into the evening on the last day of the week.”

Meanwhile…

Trump wants police reform “sooner rather than later”

President Trump is also looking at police reform according to Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

Meadows, Jared Kushner and Assistant to the President Ja’Ron Smith met with Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) — the Senate Republican tapped to lead the chamber’s police reform effort — in the Hart Senate Office Building on Tuesday afternoon hours after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) threw his weight behind Scott’s effort to reexamine the statutes governing law enforcement.

Politico wants you to know:

The White House has been curiously silent until now. On Monday, Trump hosted a law enforcement roundtable during which he said “99 percent” of police are “great people.”

But the politics have shifted significantly on Capitol Hill. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) — who last week called for the Army to take over law enforcement in American cities [Liz says: no he didn’t] — stood up in a closed party lunch Tuesday and said black men have a different experience with police than white men, and the Senate should do all it can to change that.

Politico is so awful. Stay tuned for more details on this. We will be able to see how serious the Democrats are by how they work with Trump and the Senate to get something passed. If they do not, then all they want to do is virtue signal, which is probably exactly what they are up to.

Democrats want Biden in the basement

Of course they do.

“People say all the time, ‘Oh, we got to get the vice president out of the basement,'” Biden surrogate Terry McAuliffe told the ‘monthly breakfast’ of the Norfolk City Democratic Committee. “He’s fine in the basement. Two people see him a day: his two body people. That’s it. Let Trump keep doing what Trump’s doing.”

Indeed. It’s not good for Biden to get out other because has some degree of dementia. FREE JOE!

Protestors have occupied parts of Seattle

Antifa and other groups/protestors have annexed part of Seattle as some sort of independent entity.

Here’s are scenes from the new Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.

I’m not sure why, but the police abandoned their east precinct building and these folks moved in to take over.

Godspeed, Seattle.

BLM Protests:

Trump Unleashes Twitter Attack on Elderly Man Injured by Police at Buffalo Protest

OUTRAGEOUS. HBO Max pulls ‘Gone With the Wind’ from library amid racial tensions

This is so stupid. ‘Cops’ won’t ‘return’ after 32 seasons in wake of protests, network says

Christopher Columbus statue toppled, thrown into lake at Virginia protest

Republican ‘law and order’ appeal prompts U.S. #IAmASuburbanMom backlash

Since they are going out of their way to tell us this, it’s probably false. Little evidence of antifa links in U.S. prosecutions of those charged in protest violence

Officials investigating allegation that Ohio woman’s death linked to tear gas

Phoenix police to ban chokeholds

Biden: There’s ‘absolutely’ systemic racism in law enforcement

GOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police

Bubba Wallace Tells NASCAR ‘Get Rid Of All Confederate Flags’

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Daughter Called Him Out On His ‘White Privilege’

Selectively chosen interviews here. ‘What I saw was just absolutely wrong’: National Guardsmen struggle with their role in controlling protests

CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman steps down after George Floyd comments

Bon Appétit Test Kitchen members ask for salary changes for minorities

In CA: ‘Politics is killing our country,’ Riverside County sheriff says in opposing review of department policies

Navy moves to ban Confederate flag

Hundreds mourn David Dorn, retired St. Louis police captain killed in looting

Netflix, BBC pull ‘Little Britain,’ ‘Come Fly with Me’ over blackface

Vegas police officer shot in head may need ventilator for rest of his life, family says

Attorney for fired Atlanta police officers claims body cam footage of incident edited ‘multiple times’

Tennessee cop has part of finger bitten off by drunken suspect armed with 2 knives, police say

Police officer who gave protesters the middle finger stripped of police powers

Harper’s Bazaar appoints its first ever black editor-in-chief

London may remove statues as Floyd’s death sparks change

California Homes Flying American Flags Targeted by Arsonists

Coronavirus:

This is getting ridiculous. WHO official walks back comments on asymptomatic transmission being ‘very rare’

Coronavirus Restrictions Devastate Black Business Owners, Who Are Down 41%: Study

Israeli Data Firm Reportedly Finds Two Mundane Tweets That Could Reveal Extent Of China’s COVID Twitter Campaign

23andMe study suggests blood type affects coronavirus susceptibility

National Guard troops test positive for coronavirus amid warnings of protest spike

Oh, ok. Harvard professor indicted after allegedly lying about ties to Wuhan university, recruitment plan

YEAH, BABY! Las Vegas reopened. People showed up.

Right. Face masks make sex safer in the time of Covid-19, New York City Health Department advises

Other morsels:

Long lines, voting machine problems fuel investigations in U.S. state of Georgia

Important. Democrat introduces bill to prevent presidents from nuking hurricanes

LA homicides up by 250 percent over last week, LAPD reports

Chicago sees 18 homicides in deadliest day in 60 years

First black service chief in US military history confirmed by Senate

FCC seeks record fine against alleged scam operators who made 1 billion robocalls

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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