Sen. Manchin: 'Absolutely' Bringing Gun Control Bill Back for Another Vote
Speaking to FOX NEWS' Chris Wallace on April 28, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said he is "absolutely" going to bring his gun control bill to the Senate floor for another vote.
The bill, the Manchin-Toomey background check 'compromise,' was tabled by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on April 17 after failing to get the votes necessary to pass. And since then, co-sponsor Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) has said he's done pushing the gun control bill.
And as Wallace pointed out to Manchin, even Democrats have lost interest in it.
Yet Manchin is not about to let these things stand in his way. He says he going to bring the bill back to the Senate floor and that things will be different this time, "if we have time to sell the bill and if people will read the bill."
What Sen. Manchin is missing is that people read the bill the first time around--that's why he wasn't giving time to "sell" it.