Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said during a press conference that he is going to support the “bipartisan deal” that Republicans and Democrats came to for gun control.
As reported in NBC News:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday that he is “comfortable” with the contours of a bipartisan deal on gun legislation and will back it if the measure “ends up reflecting what the framework indicates.”
“I’m comfortable with the framework and if the legislation ends up reflecting what the framework indicates, I’ll be supporting” it, McConnell told reporters Tuesday at his weekly press conference.
The powerful Republican’s support would greatly enhance the prospects of the legislation passing the Senate. Because the Senate is currently split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats, his support has tended to be an indicator of whether there are sufficient GOP votes to defeat a filibuster.
The remarks Tuesday represent McConnell’s clearest endorsement of the deal struck between Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.
Democrats and Republicans came to terms on bipartisan gun control legislation that will enhance background checks, create federal funding for Red Flag laws, mental health and school safety funding, and close the “boyfriend loophole“.
Things are moving quickly in recept to firearm policy. It should be clear to everyone that is following these developments that things are not going to get better anytime soon and our Republican leadership in Congress is more than willing to pitch into destroying the country.