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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.

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Kevin
Kevin
20 days ago

I still find it disturbing how some Republicans, who were full-tilt Trump backers, are now turning against the very ideas that were helping make our society better. This gun control sellout is just one more example proving that the “swamp” needs to be not only drained, but filled in.

Bemused Berserker
Bemused Berserker
19 days ago
Reply to  Kevin

It’s not a Swamp. It’s a Septic Tank that needs the she-it flushed out of it.

Boaz
15 days ago
Reply to  Kevin

More than that!!!

Bemused Berserker
Bemused Berserker
19 days ago

Mud Tuetle Mitch will sell the 2nd outwithout hesitation.

The Observer
19 days ago

The old codger has gotten enough from the taxpayer and so has his Chinese wife!

Boaz
15 days ago
Reply to  The Observer

He works for China along with his brother Biden!

Rick
Rick
19 days ago

Mitch McConnell huh? ,…. Okay Kentucky time for you to take this DUD home ,…. just like It is Time for us Texans to Primary Big John cornyn,….

Boaz
15 days ago
Reply to  Rick

Why let the a hole off that easy. Peaceful protest at his home. That allows all laws to be overlooked.

Boaz
15 days ago

It will hurt every free American by removing their rights with no representation !!! At least the criminals that government allows to get off Scott free will still have the guns, hopefully they will knock off a few of these anti American government fools!!

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