Arizona Congressmen Support Holding Rioters Accountable Act of 2020

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko and Congressman Paul Gosar supported Jim Jordan (R-OH), in the introduction of the Holding Rioters Accountable Act of 2020 to hold the rioters responsible for destruction for their actions and ensure local officials do not turn a blind eye to the chaos in our cities. “We have laws in our country for a reason and if cities and states choose not to uphold them, they should not be rewarded with money from federal grants,” said Lesko following the introduction of the bill. “I hope this bill will incentivize cities and states to follow the law and hold rioters accountable. There is no place in our nation for this lawlessness.” The bill grants the attorney general the authority to withhold up to 10 percent of Department of Justice (DOJ) grants from cities and states where prosecutors are failing to prosecute crimes arising from riots and other violent protests. The DOJ is responsible for determining prosecutorial misconduct for the purposes of implementing this legislation. “Chaos and violence have no place in American cities,” said Jordan. “It’s time for Democrats to denounce violent left-wing extremism , reject efforts to defund the police, and hold anarchists and criminals accountable for their lawlessness.” Lesko is a Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary.

You can bet the lawless Democrats in the House will defeat this. Remember that in November.

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