GOP House To Vote Against Senate Gun Control Bill
The top three House Republicans say they will vote against the bipartisan Senate gun bill and will actively whip votes against it.Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R‑Calif.) and Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R‑La.) told Congressional Republicans during a Wednesday conference that they will vote against the bill.
Fox News also reported that Scalise will ask members to vote “no” on the legislation.
House GOP Conference Chairwoman, the chamber’s No. 3 Republican, also released a statement Wednesday saying she will vote against the bill.
“As this blatant government overreach seeks to make gun owners second-class citizens, I will continue to stand up for the Constitution and push for solutions, including advocating for increased mental health resources across the country,” the New York congresswoman said in a statement about her planned “no” vote.
Though the Senate bill was supported by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R‑Ky.), a number of Republicans are opposing the legislation, including the House Freedom Caucus, which released a statement of …