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Clyburn says he's willing to compromise on qualified immunity in policing bill

Added 05-09-21 04:57:03pm EST - “House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) on Sunday said he is willing to compromise on qualified immunity to pass a policing reform bill through Congress with bipartisan support.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Clyburn says he's willing to compromise on qualified immunity in policing bill”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) on Sunday said he is willing to compromise on qualified immunity to pass a policing reform bill through Congress with bipartisan support.

In an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperCNN's Jake Tapper questions giving some GOP leaders airtime Cheney slams Trump on 'big lie' over election Biden adviser on schools reopening in the fall: 'We can't look in a crystal ball' MORE said there is tentative agreement for policing reform legislation in Congress, but noted that the main sticking point involves qualified immunity.

When Tapper asked if he would be willing to pass a bill that the qualified immunity doctrine, Clyburn said he “will never sacrifice good on the altar of perfect.”

“I just won't do that. I know what the perfect bill will be. We have proposed that. I want to see good legislation. And I know that, sometimes, you have to compromise,” he added.

“If you don’t get qualified immunity now, then we’ll come back and try to get it later, but I don’t want to sees us throw out a good bill because we can’t get a perfect bill,” says House Majority Whip James Clyburn on police reform. #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/cjp4R2zQUB

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