Minnesota Senate Republicans say they’ll adjourn the special session on COVID-19 and police reform by Friday — apparently unilaterally if necessary, which would leave the Democrat-controlled Minnesota House little choice except to go home also. George Floyd’s nephew, Cortez Rice told a House committee Saturday:
“For the Senate to end this week too, that’s crazy”
Mariani: “Couldn’t agree with you more.”
Rice: “That’s crazy.”
….agreeing there, State Representative Carlos Mariani. D-F-L leaders say the legislature should stay in session until police reform work is finished. Senate Republican Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says the legislature should pass reforms that both sides can agree on:
“Eventually you get to that place where neither side’s gonna agree and you’re just moving around and around the mountain. I’m putting those off into the second stage.”
Democrats respond Minnesotans demand significant changes now, as reverberations from the police killing of George Floyd continue across the globe.