Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he will not bring existing gun control bills to the floor for votes.
Instead, Schumer will encourage members of his caucus to work on a bipartisan compromise with Republicans to have a chance at securing the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster.
It’s a surprising take from Schumer, who has been supportive of so-called accountability votes that have no chance to pass but force Senators to take a public stance on the issue at hand.
“I’m sympathetic to that, and I believe that accountability votes are important,” he said from the Senate floor. “Sadly, this isn’t a case of the American people now knowing where their senators stand. They know. They know because my Republican colleagues are perfectly clear on this issue.”
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