In a fiery and emotional speech yesterday in Connecticut, President Barack Obama pushed congress to bring a gun control bill to the floor for a vote. Flanked by surviving family members of Newtown victims, the President used some of his strongest language yet.
- “What’s more important to you–our children or an ‘A’ grade from the gun lobby?”
- “Some folks back in Washington are already floating the idea that they may use political stunts to prevent votes on any of these reforms. Think about that. They’re not just saying they’ll vote ‘no’ on ideas that almost all Americans support. They’re saying, they’ll do everything they can to even prevent any votes on these provisions. They’re saying your opinion doesn’t matter. And that’s not right.”
- “Connecticut, this is not about me. This is not about politics. This is about doing the right thing for all the families who are here that have been torn apart by gun violence. It’s about them, and all the families going forward so we can prevent this from happening again.”
After the speech, it was learned that Minority Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell will be joining 13 other Republicans to filibuster any gun legislation that Majority Leader, Harry Reid might want to bring to the floor.
What Republicans may want to remember is when we have our next mass shooting of young kids–and it will happen again–the discussion won’t be what are you going to do, it will be why didn’t you do ANYTHING.
The video below contains the President’s entire speech.