Large-scale firing tests Mitch McConnell's iron grip


After the incident of fatal mass shootings at the weekend, President Donald Trump did not refer to the law of new firearms in his public comments on Monday, and he does not have to worry about any bill, while majority leader Mitch McConnell, pride The impediment of Capitol Hill keeps them out of the Senate floor.

McConnell is passing through the House for months, that the Democrats had to go through the House, including weapons measures, which enjoy bipartisan support.

But Democrats and gun control activists hope that this time, after the firing in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, they will leave dozens dead, for the first time they will be able to approve some new federal gun control measures. Time in decades and its goal is to pressure McConnell in new and inconvenient ways.

The Kentucky Republican is so well known for its blockage of Democratic priorities that he claims it.

About the Democrats during a weekend meeting in a political program in Kentucky, he said, "That's why my name is a serious reaper." "I am killing their socialist agenda."

His campaign tweeted a picture of the tombs with homemade signals, a suspicious move that took place after a few hours of firing in Texas.

The problem with the pride of protecting the country from the socialist takeover of McConnell is that the bipartisan bill passed by the House, which he has made a phantom, is read more like a checklist of popular public priorities: electoral protection, pre- Protection for people with existing health conditions. And people moved to the United States. A new universal background check system for arms purchases during the week and the country as painless children.

The lack of action on Senate law has cleared the place for Republicans to fill open seats in federal courts, many conservatives have a worthy goal in mind and a legacy generator for Trump, but it is not the top priority of all Americans. Might be possible.

McConnell showed no signs of a buckle. Far from reaching the Democrats' demand for a background check, he called upon three presidents of the Senate Republican Committees to insist on bipartisan talks on the law which Trump had described on Monday.

He said in a statement, "Party dramatic rhetoric and election campaign will only take us away from the progress of which all Americans are entitled."

It is unlikely that fellow McConnell Republicans in Congress are more eager to take action on gun laws, away from the questions of Capitol Hill Correspondents, in their home districts for the August holiday.


Democrats hope that pressure on McConnell after the shooting may help the Senate implement their bills.

In a joint statement by California representative, Nancy Pelosi and a joint statement, New York Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said, "The law has to return to the session to immediately approve it." , Asking McConnell to cancel the summer vacation of the Senate. Discuss the bill on arms approved by the House in February.

In the past, McConnell has proved to be shameless as a political operator. This is not a price decision, but he was sitting on the nomination of Merrill Garland President Barack Obama for almost one year in the Supreme Court, arguing that it should be the next president's nomination. Now, if there is the same situation for Trump, then McConnell said, he will push a candidate, recognizes double standards with a smile.

But there is also evidence that he is disappointed at the growing attitude of Democrats and activists. He sang "Moscow Mitch" during his concert in Kentucky during the weekend, which used to control his barrier in electoral security measures.

On Sunday night on Twitter, "Moscow Mitch" showed the path of hashtag #MassacreMitch to put pressure on gun law.

Pelosi said in a conference call with Democratic MPs, McConnell should be pressurized directly to mention that Democrats have already approved in the House, even when they consider new measures, Such as a ban on assault weapons.

According to the Democratic assistant, "The president and Mitch McConnell have to feel a public sentiment about this." "We have a golden opportunity to save lives."

Ohio Democratic presidential candidate Tim Ryan used strong language during an interview. It is on CNN on Monday.

"Key Kentucky has a bottleneck, and Kentucky gentleman is needed, as I have said many times, he needs to get out of his ass and work," Ryan said.

There is some movement towards considering new federal grants to help states enact "red flag" legislation. And it may be good law, but it is far from any kind of radical legislative declaration. And when Republican and Whisper of Trump, Lindsey Graham, a Republican Senator of South Carolina, and Presidential daughter Ivanka Trump liked the idea, wait for McConnell to believe that he could see an R. eal action.

Senate in the Holiday

There is some indication that the McConnell investigation and pressures not immune to.

He angrily responded to the "Moscow Mitch" line in electoral security bills as "modern McCarthyism".

When comedian John Stewart applied a public embarrassing campaign by taking a long time to consider a bill to give permanent funding to the health program for the first time on 11 September by the Republicans, then McConnell quickly Se introduced the measure in the Senate and Trump implemented it. recently.

Democrats expect pressure to consider gun legislation as equally severe. But in the midst of a five-week break in August, McConnell can wait 24 hours. He tore his shoulder when he fell on patio furniture in his Kentucky home over the weekend and has nothing to consider gun law or force senators to bring to town or even to hold public demonstrations.

In fact, if the past tragedy is a sign, the public and the media may soon be distracted by another crisis. From Trump's trade war to his confrontation with Iran, there are many problems with the situation on the South American border. UU It can flow at any time and re-distract people from laws on weapons.

Even if Democrats cannot submit their proposal for a background check in the Senate, they have a vocal challenge that could give McConnell real competition in his re-election effort next year.

Amy McGrath is a former military pilot and the first Marine to fly an F / A-18 in combat. She was displeased with McConnell's campaign by putting her name on the fake gravestone.

People with disabilities such as the Cook Political Report still list the race as potential Republicans, but it is clear that Democrats will increase the pressure on McConnell in both Washington and Kentucky, as it retains water for trump by making the Senate a manufacturing facility. The largest intentional body of judges rather than the world.