Former President George W. Bush in an interview with the Dispatch podcast said that he believes that there should be accountability and there is no question a police reform is necessary.
“The question is, ‘What grade do you give police people?’” said Bush. “The answer that is overall good except police departments need to learn to weed out those who don’t hold our fellow citizens in the same regard as they hold themselves, and there’s no question there needs to be police reform.
“But I think one of the lessons that people will learn over time is that there’s no question there needs to be police,” he added. “And so I’m, you know, I, again I’m optimistic about the country’s capacity to take on real issues, and there is a real issue in police accountability. See. that thing after the riots at the Capitol that should be encouraging to people … is that the institutions held. And the question is, will the institutions of justice, hold, and be fair. And so far I think that’s been the case.”