Hannity Exclusive: Kushner Says Criminal Justice Reform Bill 'Very Close' to Passage
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, joined Sean Hannity Monday night for an exclusive interview.
Kushner, who is married to first daughter Ivanka Trump, discussed his push for criminal justice reform legislation. The bill would encourage prison education and workforce training, and would also reduce the prison terms for some drug crimes.
It would also let thousands imprisoned on crack cocaine offenses to petition for reduced penalties.
Last week, President Trump tweeted that he hopes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will hold a vote on the legislation.
Hopefully Mitch McConnell will ask for a VOTE on Criminal Justice Reform. It is extremely popular and has strong bipartisan support. It will also help a lot of people, save taxpayer dollars, and keep our communities safe. Go for it Mitch!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
McConnell has reportedly been cautious about pushing the bill forward because of a time crunch, saying there aren't enough days left in the current Congress.
Despite the uncertainty, Kushner told Hannity the legislation is "very close" to being passed, touting a "very strong bipartisan coalition" of support for the bill.
"This bill will accomplish a lot to make our communities safer," Kushner said.
"The recidivism rate that we have is way too high, and not doing anything about that is irresponsible. And we’re allowing people to go back to our communities who we can help, and there’s a lot of programs based in red states that we’ve really modeled this off of, so we know that this works."
Watch the full interview above.