Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) launched a talking filibuster on the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon calling for the Senate to act and ban assault weapons, like the one used in this weekend's Orlando massacre. "I’m going to remain on this floor until we get some signal, some sign that we can come together on these two measures, that we can get a path forward on addressing this epidemic in a meaningful, bipartisan way," Murphy continued on the Senate floor on Wednesday, after he first started his filibuster at about 11:20 a.m.
He was soon joined by Sens. Cory Booker and Richard Blumenthal.
“I’ve cleared my entire day,” Booker said. "I’ve cleared my evening events … so that I can stay on this floor and support Sen. Murphy."