(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) President Joe Biden has once more circumvented Congress with an executive order, this time memorializing the death of George Floyd by demanding police reform across the nation.
Biden announced his unconstitutional order on Twitter.
I’ve called on Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, but Senate Republicans have stood in the way of progress. That’s why this afternoon, I’m taking action and signing an Executive Order that delivers the most significant police reform in decades.
— President Biden (@POTUS) May 25, 2022
“I’ve called on Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, but Senate Republicans have stood in the way of progress,” he wrote.
“That’s why this afternoon, I’m taking action and signing an executive order that delivers the most significant police reform in decades.”
When signing the order earlier this week, Biden claimed that Americans are yearning for better cops, the Daily Caller reported.
“I don’t know any good cop who likes a bad cop,” Biden said just prior to signing his executive order. “But for many people, including many families here, such accountability is all too rare.”
He also addressed those who have criticized him from the Left for not acting sooner. According to Biden, he only waited to see if he could achieve the measure legally via Congress.
“Some ask why I haven’t done this executive order earlier. If I had done it, I was worried it would undercut the effort to get the law passed,” Biden said, alluding to the George Floyd bill.
The most immediate effect of the order is to banish basic law enforcement measures that police officers across the country use to restrain criminals.
“The EO [executive order] orders all Federal LEAs [law enforcement agencies] to adopt policies that ban chokeholds and carotid restraints unless deadly force is authorized and restricts the use of no knock entries to a limited set of circumstances, such as when an announced entry would pose an imminent threat of physical violence,” the White House wrote.