White House Throws Cold Water On Rashida Tlaib’s Bill To Abolish Federal Prisons

White House Throws Cold Water On Rashida Tlaib’s Bill To Abolish Federal Prisons


The White House is signaling that it won’t support a bill to abolish federal prisons.

During Tuesday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said “the president does not support abolishing prisons,” Axios reported.

Psaki’s remarks, referring to President Joe Biden, come after Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI) interview with Axios’ Jonathan Swan, who had to point out to the congresswoman that the bill she supported would release everyone from federal prisons.

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As The Daily Wire reported:

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.

“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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