On Wednesday, President Joe Biden targeted Republicans while he went around Congress to sign an executive order on police reforms.
The Daily Wire reports:
“I’ve called on Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, but Senate Republicans have stood in the way of progress,” Biden tweeted. “That’s why this afternoon, I’m taking action and signing an Executive Order that delivers the most significant police reform in decades.”
“The Second Amendment is not absolute,” Biden claimed. “When it was passed, you couldn’t own — you couldn’t own a cannon.”
Vice President Kamala Harris also gave some remarks during the event. First Harris shared her concern for the grieving families in Uvalde, Texas before quickly shifting to the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
Biden touted the move again after he signed the order, detailing some of the provisions that were included. “I just signed an Executive Order that delivers the most significant police reform in decades. It will increase accountability, ban chokeholds, restrict no-knock entries, and more for federal law enforcement officers — and it incentivizes state and local officers to do the same.”
Vice President Harris went on to clarify that the order was not intended to take the place of legislation, noting that there were still more reforms needed that it did not address.