Newswire: Samantha Bee tracks the GOP’s history of dumping on Trump and stumping for the NRA
Last week’s mass shooting at an Orlando gay club that left 49 people dead continues to (rightly) dominate the news cycle, as U.S. politicians opposed to gun control try to skirt the issue, while those in support of tougher gun laws have taken a far more proactive stance. Democrats took the Senate floor in a 14-hour filibuster on June 16, which ended with a plan to vote on multiple gun control proposals.
I am proud to announce that after 14+ hours on the floor, we will have a vote on closing the terror gap & universal background checks
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) June 16, 2016
Of course, once the folks on the other side of the aisle got involved, i.e., Republicans, they promptly voted against the measures, which included bills to prevent “suspected terrorists” from buying guns, as well as amendments for universal background checks. This “good day …