(CBrief) – A number of Democrats are venting at President Joe Biden after he indicated last week he would sign a bipartisan bill overturning a District of Columbia measure that dramatically reduces penalties for many crimes even as the nation’s capital suffers a spike in violence and criminal activity.

Democratic senators have committed to providing enough votes to Senate Republicans to pass a resolution that would overturn a law in D.C. that is perceived as being soft on crime, Breitbart News reported on Friday.

The resolution, which is expected to be signed by Biden, has the support of at least five Democratic senators, including Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Patty Murray of Washington, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, and Mark Kelly of Arizona.

With the backing of Democrats, the resolution could pass with a simple majority, allowing it to be sent to Biden for his consideration within weeks of the vote on the Senate floor, which Republicans are expected to force.

“I’ll be voting the same way the president is,” Murray responded when CNN asked if she would support the measure. “I absolutely respect that decision.”

Democrats have been portrayed accurately as the party advocating to defund the police, so the backing of the Republican resolution by at least some of them is noteworthy. Many political analysts believe that the Democrats’ soft-on-crime stance during the 2020 and 2022 elections was detrimental to their success at the polls, Breitbart noted further.

Following a meeting with Democrats on Capitol Hill, Biden’s Twitter account indicated that he would support the resolution to overturn a D.C. law that decreases penalties for offenders. However, the president retains the power to veto the resolution, which would result in the law remaining in effect.

“I don’t support some of the changes D.C. Council put forward over the Mayor’s objections – such as lowering penalties for carjackings,” Biden’s Twitter account said. “If the Senate votes to overturn what D.C. Council did – I’ll sign it.”