Stop playing political games with criminal justice reform

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Opinion

November 21, 2018 - 10:12 AM

In an age of congressional gridlock, which could get worse with a divided Capitol Hill come January, one would think lawmakers would flock to any sensible idea drawing bipartisan support and run with it as fast as they could. Criminal justice reform, an effort that welcomed the president’s endorsement on Wednesday, seems to be just the issue.

Except for one snag.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters last week he would have to “see how it stacks up against our other priorities going into the end of our session.”

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