‘If Republicans aren’t interested in saving public lives they should be interested in saving their own political lives,” Murphy said.
Murphy tried to force a vote on the bill by asking unanimous consent of the senators on the floor, but a GOP colleague objected.,
The president appears to have abandoned his pledge to support gun control laws made after back-to-back mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso.
Murphy said the White House reached out to him to discuss a new gun background check bill hours after House Democrats announced an impeachment inquiry into the president.
Connecticut’s Democratic senators plan to re-introduce a universal background check bill this week that was first proposed six years ago as a response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school.