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Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, has been sharply criticized by Democrats for refusing to vote on gun control legislation – said on Monday that he is willing to consider “non-partisan” solutions, the shootings in the Wake of the mass in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, but also made clear his opposition to gun control measures against “Americans constitutional rights.”
“Today, as the President of the Congress work in a bipartisan, bicameral manner, to the recent mass murders that shook our nation,” McConnell said in a statement. “Senate Republicans are ready to do our part.”
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He does not specifically detail the type of legislation he would support. But McConnell’s comments cross-effort by GOP sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democratic Sen. come in the middle of a party, Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut for a bill, a Federal grant would create a program support States in the adoption of the so-called “Red Flag” laws.
In his statement, McConnell said he has spoken with Senate Committee leaders and ” asked them to reflect on the issues that the President highlighted in your area of responsibility, and encouraged them to engage in cross-party discussion of possible solutions for the protection of our communities, without hurting them American constitutional rights.”
“Only serious, bipartisan, bicameral efforts will allow this important work to continue and further the right to produce rules of the Senate, pass the house, and earn the said the signature of the President,” McConnell. “isan theatrics and campaign-trail rhetoric will only take us further away from progress all Americans deserve.”
The back-to-back mass shootings this weekend, at least 31 dead and more injured.
The Graham-Blumenthal act would “assist and encourage” States to adopt the Red Flag laws “in time to intervene in situations where there is an imminent danger of violence.”
“These grants are given to the law enforcement authorities, so that you can hire and consult with mental health professionals to better determine in which cases must be traded,” Graham said on Monday. “This grant program also requires robust rule of law procedures and judicial review. It allows, for fast action.”
Blumenthal in a statement on Monday said that he and Graham are working on the development of a “contingency-Risk Protection Order” Statute, since the last Congress.
“We said to finalize the details for the invoice and the contact to colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the coming days and weeks,” Blumenthal. “I am looking forward to the introduction of the final legislation with Senator Graham in the very near future.”
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Graham said he spoke with President Trump on the legislation on Monday morning and said: “he seems to be very supportive.”
Graham and Blumenthal’s announcement came after the trump suit is called for reforms Monday from the White house on mental health and gun laws.
Some Democrats directed their anger at McConnell – who has the votes refused to Democrats-supported gun control language, which is passed in the house.
“Mitch McConnell needs to, get off his a– and do something,” democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, a longshot candidate for the office, said in an interview on CNN.
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The democratic leaders in Congress on Monday called to allow McConnell, a voice in the GOP-controlled Senate democratic legislation, and some have called, moreover, for cutting the summer break short in order to address armed violence.
“In February, the new Democratic House majority promptly did his duty and pass the Bipartisan Background checks Act of 2019, which is supported by more than 90 percent of the American people and proven to save lives,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, said in a joint statement after Trump’s speech. “However, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has called himself the “grim Reaper” and refuses to act on this bipartisan legislation.”
She added: “It is the responsibility of the Senate, back in session, this legislation happen immediately.”
Brooke Singman contributed to this report.