No law ‘can stop this evil’

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that there was “no law that can stop this evil” when asked about the death of Tire Nichols. .

Host Chuck Todd asked, “Let me start with what we saw. Senator Tim Scott said, “We’ve been here too many times before. We cannot continue on this path. America cannot remain silent. Let it serve as a call to action for every legislator in our country at every level. What action would you like to see, Congressman? »

Jordan said, “I don’t know if there is any law that can stop this evil that we have seen. It’s just, I mean, just hard to watch. What strikes me is a lack of respect for human life. So I don’t know if a law, a training, a reform will change, you know, this man was handcuffed. They continued to beat him. I was actually reminded that it’s hard to watch it all, but watching I remembered when we had a hearing probably two years ago when George Floyd’s brother came to testify before the committee court, and it was one of those times where the facts and the truth and the emotion all came together, and he said something in that hearing, actually during the questioning part of the hearing, he said says, “life is precious”. And it was one of those moments that gripped everyone in this hearing, both parties. The fact that we saw that these individuals, these five individuals, had no respect for life. Again, I don’t think these five guys represent the overwhelming majority of law enforcement, but I don’t know if there’s anything you can do to stop the kind of evil we’ve seen in this video.

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