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“We know that when violators get away with this type of act, they often feel emboldened to continue,” said Stewart. “We want to give law enforcement the tools they need in order to stop this type of behavior in its tracks.”
“If federal prosecutors re-victimize innocent victims – as Epstein’s horrific plea deal did – they must be held accountable, in a timely fashion,” Wasserman Schultz said. “This legislation would give our justice system vital tools to prevent such gross miscarriages of injustice from being repeated.
The state Senate Criminal Justice Committee advanced Stewart’s bill without opposition this week.
Florida Democrat U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Lois Frankel, Ted Deutch and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell joined U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Mary., in writing Barr on the matter.