Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled he intends to vote for the bipartisan gun control bill as long as the current framework reflects the actual legislation.
Sen. McConnell’s support marks the 11th Republican to say they plan to vote in favor of the bill, meaning it is all but ensured to pass the Senate.
The Hill reports:
“For myself, I’m comfortable with the framework and if the legislation ends up reflecting the framework, I’ll be supportive,” McConnell told reporters after the weekly Senate GOP conference lunch.
McConnell said passing a bill to respond to mass shootings in Buffalo, N.Y., and Uvalde, Texas, would further demonstrate to the American people “that we can come together, which we have done from time to time on things like infrastructure and postal reform, to make progress for the country.”
The GOP leader told reporters that Cornyn presented at the Tuesday Republican lunch a poll of gun owners showing “support for the provisions of the framework is off the charts” and “overwhelming.”
McConnell said the bipartisan group of negotiators “has done the best they can to get total support” and called the proposal to strengthen background check requirements for gun buyers between the age of 18 to 21 “a step in the right direction.”
The framework for the bill negotiated by Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn and Connecticut Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy would provide funding to states to help implement red flag laws.
Another facet of the proposal would also provide billions of dollars for community mental health centers, as well as money to be allocated to improve school security.
“If this framework becomes the actual legislation, it’s a step forward,” McConnell said Tuesday.
Shall not be infringed – words too hard for our congress to understand. Red flag laws are unconstitutional. If we don’t vote these RINOs out of office we will no longer have a country.
demonstate to the American people that at least 11 republicans are will to sell out and help gut the 2nd amendment
Mitch McConnell,another Democrat Chinese sell out! Why do we tolerate him?
RINO Mitch should hear loud and clear from his constituents that if he sides with the Democommies on gun control legislation he will be voted out of office.
SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!
What part of “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” is too difficult for you to understand? The Constitution is FEDERAL LAW (you may ave heard that phrase sometime) not a list of suggestions.
mcconnell is just a joke turned on the rest of us just a rino hope burns in hell with all the others who aretrying to destroy america