There's signs Congress may respond to new calls for tighter gun control after the recent massacres.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tells @CBSNewsRadio @840WHAS, that he will talk with members during the August recess, to see what kind of bills they'll support. pic.twitter.com/vIXbftwPCi
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) August 9, 2019
After the mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, the push for tighter gun control appears to be gaining momentum with some key lawmakers, @peteralexander reports. pic.twitter.com/69TFAW2QB5
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 9, 2019
Looking forward to joining @TerryMeiners today on @840WHAS in #Kentucky to discuss the news of the day. Tune in live at 4:05 ET today: https://t.co/TKlXiZ1ism
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) August 8, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a Kentucky radio station the Senate will put the issues of background check legislation in addition to "red flag" laws "front and center" when it reconvenes, but it won't return early as Democrats are demanding. https://t.co/1xBx6zJRk1
— CNN (@CNN) August 8, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave me an exclusive interview today that made news around the world. Senator McConnell finally addressed gun reform issues that have roiled America following last week’s dual mass shootings.
McConnell, homebound and healing from a fractured shoulder, also talked about protesters shouting threatening, profane chants at his home during late evening hours.
My phone started blowing up right away with links to The New York Times, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, ABC, and others who blasted out many of McConnell’s quotes about his call from President Trump that morning and how to slog forward to find bipartisan agreement on background checks, red flag laws, and more.
According to McConnell, Trump is “anxious” to get some movement on gun legislation.
After months of blocking House background checks bill, @SenateMajLdr McConnell says Senate will debate a background checks measure. "There's a lot of support for that," he told @terrymeiners, of @840WHAS, Louisville. Says Trump is open to it. w/@maggienyt https://t.co/2aemC6ftpJ
— Sheryl Gay Stolberg (@SherylNYT) August 8, 2019
McConnell also gave his first comments on the profane protesters shouting for hours at night in front of his home. The organizer put it all on Facebook live but the McConnell “Team Mitch” twitter account was suspended with a directive to delete the protester video for its violent language and content.
The day after our radio interview, Twitter execs reopened the Team Mitch account. Multiple GOP groups threatened to pull advertising dollars for Republican candidates but Twitter claims they “reviewed this case more closely” and restored the account. Um…OK.
Team Mitch used a GIF of Mitch’s head on the body of “Shawshank Redemption” character Andy Dufresne just after he escapes the notorious prison.
Thank you to EVERYONE for helping #FreeMitch.
Help us keep winning: https://t.co/u56exRnfKv pic.twitter.com/7Y28QdkrKv
— Team Mitch (@Team_Mitch) August 9, 2019
McConnell told me he is not scared in his home and would “not be intimidated” by the swarm of haters outside. The senator claimed he doesn’t hear their chants while he watches baseball games.
📻 Here's @senatemajldr Mitch McConnell on weapons, @realDonaldTrump convo today, Twitter jail, and a few choice words for raucous protesters outside his home 🎙️ AUDIO https://t.co/9Dw7UfQC1t #KYsen #2A #1A #election2020 @840WHAS #loumedia pic.twitter.com/mVRWiPGbN2
— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) August 8, 2019
The Courier Journal reports that state representative Attica Scott continues to suggest that protesters keep harassing McConnell at his home, where he eats, anyplace he goes.
Later, Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones came on the radio with me to discuss how his media career will continue during a (potential) senate run against McConnell. Jones and I dove into issues about guns, spirituality, raunchy protesters, and why he still chooses to receive a paper paycheck.
📻 @KySportsRadio's Matt Jones on how his media platform would survive a senate run, challenging @senatemajldr Mitch McConnell, @AmyMcGrathKY's chances, raucous protesters at Mitch's home, weapons legislation, more🎙 LISTEN https://t.co/aP8Y32LmeQ #loumedia #kymedia #election2020 pic.twitter.com/K99dogKYUk
— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) August 8, 2019
McConnell signals he won't call Senate back from recess early to pass gun control https://t.co/Hfg7A1Nz28 pic.twitter.com/Hr8TirHnRw
— The Hill (@thehill) August 9, 2019
This is the full audio of Mitch McConnell’s excellent interview with @terrymeiners on @840WHAS just now. He made a TON OF NEWS on gun issue and appropriately hammered @Twitter for banning him.https://t.co/f0IN3PWNEs
— Scott Jennings (@ScottJenningsKY) August 8, 2019