Are Republicans Taking Over For Democrats On Criminal Justice Reform?

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Republicans, who control Congress and most of the states, are taking a larger role in the criminal-justice reform push, says Bloomberg Politics. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who has co-sponsored a series of reform bills, is giving talks to black audiences that draw scores of reporters. Some Democrats worry that their thunder is being stolen. "One of the great ironies for me, having spent all this time on criminal justice reform, is how the Democrats have basically ceded this incredibly important issue to the Republicans," former Virginia Senator Jim Webb told Vox.

"I disagree with him . . .

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