So in an unusual show of bipartisanship Congress likely to pass and the president seems ready to sign anbipartisan criminal justice bill
This seems like a good bill full of putting aside the gut need to punish punish in favor of a more compassionate and nuanced view that in the long term may actually save money and actually help crime ridden communities.
I therefore have difficulty seeing why Republicans would support it. It doesn’t appear to have any big handouts to big buisiness, or punishments for minorities, and stands smack in the face of the “get tough on crime” platform that has been the Republican Mantra at least as far back as Willie Horton.
I can understand that they might want an actual accomplishment that they can go out on to say “yes we can govern” before they return to being the bringers of gridlock and obstruction once the Dems take over, but I would have figured that it would be something like an infrastructure bill that is needed enough that they could get it past the Dems, but also has an opportunity to pay off their friends, rather than something that seems counter to their previous stances.
Am I missing something?