Published: Fri, August 09, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Twitter freezes McConnell campaign account for posting video of protester’s violent threats

Twitter freezes McConnell campaign account for posting video of protester’s violent threats

McConnell hasn't called back the Senate, but says he's considering legislation to curb gun violence and that "Senate Republicans are prepared to do our part".

It was signed by El Paso, Texas, Mayor Dee Margo, Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley and others where mass shootings have occurred, including Orlando and Parkland, Florida, Pittsburgh and Annapolis, Maryland. He tweeted that McConnell, R-Ky., should "gavel the Senate into emergency session to take immediate action" on the House-passed bill, which would require federal background checks for all firearms sales and transfers, including those sold online or at gun shows.

"H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 are bipartisan, sensible gun safety bills that would make our cities and our people safer, and would in no way compromise gun owners' rights", the letter reads.

A group of far-Left activists descended upon the home of Mitch McConnell and began shouting death threats directed toward the Senate majority leader. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has authored a bipartisan bill, and California Sen. Another one is being drafted by Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham and Sen.

"It is incumbent upon the Senate to come back into session to pass this legislation immediately", Schumer and Pelosi said in a joint statement earlier this week.

Republican senators have been doing nearly daily conference calls, and talking among themselves and the White House, as they try to figure out their next steps, according to a Republican aide familiar with calls who discussed the private talks on condition of anonymity.

"Congress should quickly appropriate supplemental funds to both departments, including for programs to counter violent extremism in the United States that the administration had previously cut", Malinowski said. But supporting stand-alone red flag laws without holding out for universal background checks would relieve pressure on the already-reluctant Republicans and squander momentum for gun control that has swelled after mass shootings in Texas and OH last weekend. Va., told the Journal that if Trump supports his bill that expands these checks - and red-flag laws - it would be a "game-changer", because Republicans who otherwise would not support the legislation, would be covered politically by the president.

Sanders actually sent out a fundraising email in the wake of the North Carolina rally, praising Omar as a "leader with strength and courage" who "won't back down to Trump's racism and hate".

While Congress has failed to reach a bipartisan consensus on broad gun control legislation and the House-passed background check bills wait in the Senate, some senators are working on other legislation to address the gun violence epidemic.

Since then, Toomey and Maine Sen. "Amy McGrath has tweeted this very cartoon several times and it's shameful that she's pretending not to know exactly what it is referencing in order to politicize a tragedy".

Turner, whose district includes Dayton, said the "carnage these military-style weapons are able to produce when available to the wrong people is intolerable".

Associated Press writer Bruce Schreiner reported from Louisville.

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