Democrats block GOP police reform bill amid Senate stalemate

Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a GOP police reform bill, leaving the legislation in limbo as both sides dig in.

The Senate voted 55 to 45 on advancing the measure, falling short of the 60 votes needed. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Angus King (I-Maine) voted with Republicans to try to advance the bill.

With House Democrats expected to pass their own bill Thursday along party lines, the Senate setback cast fresh doubt on whether Congress will be able to pass police reform legislation in the wake of George Floyd‘s death.