Trump prods McCon­nell on sen­tenc­ing bill

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - OBITUARIES/NEWS -

Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McCon­nell’s re­luc­tance to hold a vote on a pop­u­lar crim­i­nal jus­tice bill has an­gered top Repub­li­can se­na­tors and cre­ated an un­usual rift with a long­time GOP ally, Sen. Chuck Grass­ley of Iowa. And on Fri­day, it also brought on a tweet from Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump.

“Hope­fully Mitch McCon­nell will ask for a VOTE on Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Re­form,” Trump tweeted. “It is ex­tremely pop­u­lar and has strong bi­par­ti­san sup­port. It will also help a lot of peo­ple, save tax­payer dol­lars, and keep our com­mu­ni­ties safe. Go for it Mitch!”

Min­utes later Grass­ley tweeted that he and the pres­i­dent had spo­ken about “the grow­ing sup­port” for the leg­is­la­tion.

“Pres Trump told me he

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