Van Jones: Criminal Justice Reform Bill "A Christmas Miracle"


The US Senate overwhelmingly passed a major prison reform bill aimed at easing sentences for non-violent offenders, reducing recidivism, and making other changes to the criminal justice system. CNN's Van Jones calls the broad-based compromise a "Christmas miracle."

VAN JONES: This is history. Right now you are witnessing history on the floor of the U.S. Senate. There is a Christmas miracle underway. For the first time in a generation, Republicans and Democrats are arm-in-arm tonight saying we are sending too many people to prison. They are coming out bitter and not better. We want to make a tremendous difference.

Hakeem Jeffries on the left, Jared Kushner and Donald Trump on the right, have brought together a coalition like I have never seen.

You've got literally the National Association of Manufacturers, FOX News and Sean Hannity on the same page with Nancy Pelosi, Cory Booker, the ACLU, something beautiful is happening and it is not that you have to see it to believe it, you have to believe it to see it. It is happening right now, people coming together to help the people who have nothing. And it is amazing.

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