This was unexpected.
On Thursday (June 2), Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (S.C.) called on Democratic leaders to bring Biden’s gun control suggestions to Congress for a vote.
Following Biden’s primetime speech where he urged lawmakers to take action, Graham tweeted his readiness to vote on Biden’s proposals, stating: “I stand ready to vote on ALL the proposals mentioned by President Biden tonight and encourage the Democratic Leader to bring them forward for votes.”
Graham continued, “I also stand ready to work across the aisle to find common ground – something that was absent from President Biden’s address to the nation.”
Biden addressed the nation following the mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, where both shooters were 18, and the incidents killed a combined 31 people.
On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA.) revealed that three new gun laws marked by the House Judiciary Committee would head to a vote next week.
The packages will raise the age to purchase semiautomatic firearms from 18 to 21, ban high-capacity magazines and bump stocks, impose mandatory background checks when purchasing “ghost guns,” and ban proxy buying for those who don’t pass background checks.