Congress, Andrew Jackson, Eleanor Holmes Norton discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
Businesses work remotely with unparalleled collaboration solutions like Windows 10 and Microsoft Teams call 877 Ask DEL 63 Sunday, the 28th day of June 2020. It is 82 degrees outside, headed down to the upper sixties again tonight. Good Sunday evening. Thanks for joining us. I'm Del Walter is the top local stories we're following for you at this hour. Nationwide. We have been watching his protesters try to bring down those controversial statutes tow tonight. Four men have been charged with trying to do so. Here in D. C. In Lafayette Square. Lee Cantrow, Connor, Judd and Ryan Lean all from our region, along with Graeme Lloyd of Maine, are now charged with destruction of federal property. The men are accused of working with others to tear down the statue of President Andrew Jackson. Officials say the men are allegedly seen on video attempting to pry the statue from its base while using rope to try and pull a dead. On Jackson, who supported and profited from slavery served as the seventh president. He also signed the Indian removal Act into law in 18 30. Acting U. S. Attorney Michael sure when commented on the charges, saying violent behavior and criminal conduct will not be tolerated. Melissa W. T o P News the Seas delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton talked about the protesters today on Fox News, saying their efforts are already being felt on Capitol Hill in the House, which passed legislation to crack down on police using excessive force. The impatience in the streets is why we have the legislation that was passed The Policing Act in Congress last week. The pit with speed, the streets have spoken to the people they send to Congress. And that is how a democracy works. Norton says. Congress has never reacted so quickly, at least among Democrats after the death of George Floyd Democrats in the House. He'll push the bill through last week, but it's not expected to go far in the Senate, where Republicans have their own bill. The two parties have not been able to come to a compromise on police reforms. Metro continues to gradually get back to service, 15 metro rail stations and 15 A rather 14 additional bus routes are up and running again. Five orange and blue Line, three red and yellow line and two green line stops will re open. Three stations on the Orange and silver lines will reopen with shuttle bus service because of ongoing construction in East Falls..