President Barack Obama again failed to push through additional gun control efforts in Congress — even after blaming the terrorist attack in Florida on Republicans and supporters of the Second Amendment.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest revealed that Obama was “profoundly frustrated” after Senate Republicans again blocked anti-gun legislation.
Earnest suggested that the president would again turn to executive authority to try and enact gun control policies on his own.
“The president is determined to continue to use his executive authority to do everything possible to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them,” he said.
Earnest mocked Republicans as “cowards” who talked tough on terrorism, but were “AWOL” when it came to standing up to gun rights organizations like the National Rifle Association.
He also admitted that the president was helpless against the Republican stonewalling of more gun control.
“The president is a gifted orator, as they even like to admit themselves. They say that he is pretty persuasive,” Earnest said. “But look, if you’re not going to be persuaded by 49 minute innocent Americans being gunned down in a nightclub, I’m not sure what’s going to convince you.”
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