Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) has stated that when the Senate returns in April, gun control will be their top priority. While talking to reporters on Thursday, he said that Democrats are willing to partner with the GOP on the controversial topic.
Senator Schumer also said if Republicans attempt to block their plans, they would push forward anyway. Meanwhile, it seems that Senate Democrats are actually divided on the background checks issue with Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) saying that the two laws take things a bit too far.
Despite this, Schumer pushed the idea that Americans want more strict gun laws.
“This is a new Senate, we will debate and everyone will have a vote,” he said. “We will figure out how to make progress and continue forward.”
While some RINOs are always available for compromise, the laws passed recently in the House are now facing a hard battle in the Senate as they require 10 GOP members to agree to the anti-gun laws.
What’s more, the gun legislation is not subject to “reconciliation,” which was used to force through the large coronavirus relief package.
Author: Scott Dowdy