U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on proposals for police reform:

“Debating police reform is smart, eliminating police departments is ridiculous. As the nation mourns the unjust death of George Floyd during his funeral today, we owe it to him to not let the movement his death stirred in millions of well-meaning Americans be co-opted by exploitative liberals pushing a radical agenda. Rather than a partisan messaging piece like the Democrats put forward, Senator Tim Scott is leading the charge in crafting meaningful reforms with support from Democrats and Republicans, and I look forward to working with him and considering these ideas.”