Is Biden starting to beg?
Hopeful presidential Democrat Joe Biden used a Monday night tweet to say “stand up to the NRA” to Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican peers.
Biden claimed there is a “gun violence epidemic” which McConnell and the GOP can “take concrete action to end.”
With Congress back in session, passing gun safety legislation should be the first order of business. It’s past time for Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans to stand up to the @NRA and take concrete action to end our gun violence epidemic. https://t.co/S8GSiYmrVe
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 9, 2019
McConnell recently indicated that he would support any gun control that is supported by President Trump. He made it clear that there will be no votes on other controls because he doesn’t just want to vote for the sake of voting.
Sen. Chuck Schumer asks Trump to provide Republicans with “political cover” so that they can promote gun control and stay politically feasible.
Schumer said, “[President Trump] can lead his party to support something that the NRA has prevented Republicans from supporting for years. That is why Speaker Pelosi and I sent the letter to him today, urging him to give his party political cover to pass…background check legislation.”