After Murphy-Led Filibuster, Democrats Expect
Vote on Gun Control Tuesday
Promise of gun control vote
after 14 + hour filibuster by the senate.
Well it is not going to become a law
or even get out of the senate
and into the House of Representatives,
because the democrats do not have
even close to the 60 votes needed.
However, at least they got a promise to get the bill to the flood for a vote!
Later in the morning, Murphy, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey were joined at a press conference with family members of victims of mass shootings. They turned up the pressure on Republicans, and challenged them to vote against proposals they said had widespread support in national polls.
“We’ll see if Republican members can vote with the NRA, vote against 90 percent of their constituents who want terrorists to be kept from buying guns and return home, look the victims of gun violence and the people who care about this issue deeply in the eye, and tell them they’ve done their job,” Murphy said.
Feinstein and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who have pushed for gun control legislation for years, heaped praise on Murphy and Booker.
The Democratic Filibuster to Demand a Vote on Gun Control Just Scored a Powerful Victory
Republicans have agreed to vote on two measures following a marathon, 15-hour long filibuster.
Inae Oh – Mother Jones
Jun. 16, 2016 9:06 AM
After a nearly 15-hour filibuster filled with impassioned speeches from 44 Democrats to demand increased gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced early Thursday morning that he had secured a promise by Republican leaders to hold a vote on gun control measures. Murphy, who represents the state where the 2012 Newtown shooting occurred, led the filibuster—the eighth longest in history—on Wednesday, announcing he had “had enough” of Congress’ inaction on the issue.
@YourAnonCentral 10 hours ago
#filibuster participants, includes at least two republicans, no Bernie Sanders.