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Trump: Bipartisan Criminal Justice Legislation Has 'True Shot'

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Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas opposes a bill that would reduce mandatory minimum sentences for certain nonviolent drug offenders while creating incentives for anti-recidivism programs in federal prisons.

By    |   Friday, 23 November 2018 09:33 AM

Criminal justice reform legislation has a "true shot at major bipartisan support," President Donald Trump said in a tweet early Friday morning.

"Really good Criminal Justice Reform has a true shot at major bipartisan support," Trump tweeted.  @senatemajldr Mitch McConnell and @senchuckschumer have a real chance to do something so badly needed in our country. Already past, (SIC) with big vote, in House. Would be a major victory for ALL!"

Earlier this week, Trump lobbied McConnell, R-Ky, to push ahead before the end of the year to 'try to get this done in the lame duck," The Hill reported, citing an unnamed senior White House official.

However, when Trump met with Senate Republican leaders last week, McConnell said he did not think there would be enough time to pass the measure before January, when a new Congress comes into session.

In addition, some Republicans, such as Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, are urging colleagues to oppose the bill, but others, like Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, back the measure, which would reduce mandatory minimum sentences for certain nonviolent drug offenders while creating incentives for anti-recidivism programs in federal prisons.

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