Former President Donald Trump took an opportunity to rip both Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, and Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn, Wednesday for taking the side of Democrats on a new piece of gun control legislation.
Trump put out a post on his social media app, Truth Social, and expressed his thoughts concerning the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which is a gun control bill that was supported by 14 — yes, you read that number right — Republicans.
In his heavy and well deserved criticism, Trump focused on McConnell and “RINO” Cornyn, who co-sponsored the bill.
“The deal on ‘Gun Control’ currently being structured and pushed in the Senate by the Radical Left Democrats, with the help of Mitch McConnell, RINO Senator John Cornyn of Texas, and others, will go down in history as the first step in the movement to TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY,” Trump said in his post. “Republicans, be careful what you wish for!!!”
“The proposed law would offer states funding grants to enact red flag laws, expands background checks on young adults purchasing guns, and would close the so-called “boyfriend loophole,” Mediaite reported, according to Newsmax.
Here’s more from Newsmax:
It passed its first hurdle on Tuesday, securing the backing of 64 senators with 34 opposing in a largely procedural vote. Last week on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the chamber would “move to [a] final passage as soon as possible.”
“We have a lot of work left to do before we actually pass a bill,” Schumer said at the time, later indicating a final vote would occur near the end of this week, according to Fox News.
McConnell, long speculated to be pushing gun control after last month’s tragic Uvalde school shooting, announced his official support on Tuesday for the bill first introduced by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.
“I support the bill text that Senator Cornyn and our colleagues have produced,” McConnell proclaimed in a press release.
“Our colleagues have put together a commonsense package of popular steps that will help make these horrifying incidents less likely while fully upholding the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens,” he said in his statement.
Apparently, neither Cornyn or McConnell know how to read English, because if they did, they’d know that the Second Amendment makes it clear that the right to bear arms “shall not be infringed.” Pretty plain and simple, wouldn’t you agree?