17 June 2022

Charlie Brown, Kick This Football

Is any surprised that Senate Republicans have walked out of negotiations on a modest gun control bill?

This what happens you deal with Republicans.  (Also Joe Manchin, but I repeat myself)

This has happened again, and again, and again, and again, and while voters are wising up, it's one of the reasons that Kurt Schrader was destroyed in his primary election, it seems that Democrats refuse to learn:

The lead Republican negotiator in US Senate dialogue toward a bipartisan gun safety bill walked out of the talks on Thursday, dimming the likelihood of a vote on the legislation before senators leave for a two-week July 4 recess.

Senator John Cornyn told reporters that he had not abandoned the negotiations, but he was returning to Texas amid difficulty reaching agreement.

“It’s fish or cut bait,” he said. “I don’t know what they have in mind, but I’m through talking.” Other senators in the huddle remained inside the room.

The bipartisan group has been working on a deal to curb gun violence since a gunman killed 19 school children and two adults in the small city of Uvalde, south Texas, just 10 days after a separate gunman killed 10 people in an act of stated racist violence against Black people in Buffalo, New York.

Seriously, did anyone expect a different outcome?

There might be a few more talks, but it's going to stretch out past elections, and nothing will happen.


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