‘But That’s What — What The Act Says’: Jonathan Swan Corners Rashida Tlaib Over Prison Bill That Would ‘Release Everyone’

‘But That’s What — What The Act Says’: Jonathan Swan Corners Rashida Tlaib Over Prison Bill That Would ‘Release Everyone’


Axios political reporter Jonathan Swan forced Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib into a corner during an interview, challenging her directly on her support for a prison reform bill that would “release everyone.”

Tlaib, appearing on an episode of “Axios on HBO,” initially seemed to be mocking anyone who claimed the measure would just let everyone go free, but Swan pushed back immediately, saying, “But that’s what — that’s what the act says.”

Swan pressed Tlaib on her support for a 2020 initiative aimed at reforming the criminal justice system and ultimately abolishing the federal prison system entirely.

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“In 2020, you endorsed the BREATHE Act, which is a series of proposals to transform America’s criminal justice system and create, quote, ‘a roadmap for prison abolition.’ The BREATHE

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