McConnell: If Trump Would Sign Gun Control Bill, "I'd Be Happy To Put It On The Floor"


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tells radio host Hugh Hewitt that he will bring any bill on gun control to floor if President Trump is committed to signing it.

HUGH HEWITT, HOST: Well, let me switch over now to the source of the greatest amount of criticism of you right now is that you will not bring forward the Democratic bill from the House. This was not usually a criticism of Harry Reid when he would not bring forward Paul Ryan’s bills or John Boehner’s bills, but it is now. Why won’t you bring forward their background check bill?

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): Well, we’re in a discussion about what to do on the gun issue in the wake of these horrendous shootings. I said several weeks ago that if the President took a position on a bill so that we knew we would actually be making a law and not just having serial votes, I’d be happy to put it on the floor. And the administration is in the process of studying what they are prepared to support, if anything. And I expect to get an answer to that next week. If the President is in favor of a number of things that he has discussed openly and publicly, and I know that if we pass it it’ll become law, I’ll put it on the floor.

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