Posted BY: Kyle Becker

House Democrats appear to be unconcerned about the optics of shutting down an effort to increase penalties for child sex traffickers in an election year.

On Wednesday, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee unanimously shot down such a measure.

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“A question about his amendment first,” Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) said.  “I want to thank Mr. Roy for this common sense amendment that deals with the overall issue, as opposed to trying to piecemeal this out. And I suspect we won’t deal with the overall issue if we continue to piecemeal this out.”

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