UPDATED 8:35 AM PT – Fri. Nov. 23, 2018
President trump is hoping for bipartisan backing for the White House’s new criminal justice reform bill.
In a tweet Friday, the president said “good criminal justice reform has a true shot at major bipartisan support.”
He called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McMConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to pass the proposal, saying they have a “chance to do something badly needed for our country.”
McConnell has said he did not believe the floor had enough time to pass the proposal this session.
This, after several Democrats opted out of a meeting outlining legislation on Wednesday.
Really good Criminal Justice Reform has a true shot at major bipartisan support. @senatemajldr Mitch McConnell and @senchuckschumer have a real chance to do something so badly needed in our country. Already past, with big vote, in House. Would be a major victory for ALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2018