House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) suggested that he would be willing to support policing reform legislation even if it did not end qualified immunity, the legal doctrine that shields individual officers from lawsuits, the Washington Post reports.
Said Clyburn: “I will never sacrifice good on the altar of perfect. I just won’t do that.”
He added: “I know what the perfect bill will be. We have proposed that. I want to see good legislation. And I know that, sometimes, you have to compromise. … If we don’t get qualified immunity now, then we will come back and try to get it later. But I don’t want to see us throw out a good bill because we can’t get a perfect bill.”