Texas Republican explains surprising vote for police reform bill

The only Republican to support a police reform act has a simple explanation for his vote.

Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX), a staunch conservative and ally of former president Donald Trump, raised eyebrows with his vote in favor of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, but he explained later he had backed the legislation by mistake, reported the Washington Post.

"I accidentally pressed the wrong voting button and realized it too late," Gooden tweeted later. "I have changed the official record to reflect my opposition to the partisan George Floyd Policing Act."

The correction ultimately made no difference, because the bill that bans chokeholds and ends qualified immunity for law enforcement, passed the House by a 220-112 margin.