Pelosi Blasts McConnell As She Formally Asks Trump To Call Senate Back Into Session To Pass Gun Violence Bill
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday when she sent a formal letter to Donald Trump asking him to call the Senate back into session in order to pass gun violence legislation in the wake of two horrific mass shootings that left 31 people dead.
In a letter to the President posted to her congressional website the Speaker says: “The terrorism of white supremacy and gun violence is an assault on that tranquility, and indeed on the very character of America.”
“It is with deep sadness and great urgency that I write following the horrific loss of life that occurred in Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton and Chicago, after which you said, ‘I think background checks are important. I don’t want to put guns into the hands of mentally unstable or people with rage or hate, sick people. I’m all in favor of it.’ Mr. President, we have an opportunity to work in a bipartisan way to pass gun violence prevention background checks. However, Leader Mitch McConnell, describing himself as the ‘grim reaper,’ has been an obstacle to taking any action.”