U.S. Senate Republicans pan Democrats on crime, say they’ll introduce their own bill

A Florida crime scene. You Tube screenshot.

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WASHINGTON — A small group of U.S. Senate Republicans are seeking to draw attention to U.S. crime rates, saying they plan to introduce a bill that would direct more resources to state and local police departments as well as require the Government Accountability Office to study the amount of time it takes crime labs to process rape kits.

“We are offering solutions to combat this violent crime wave that is plaguing our nation and our cities,” said Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn during a press conference on Wednesday.

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