Cruz blasts Dems for ‘ridiculous theater’ in calls for gun control after shootings

Cruz blasts Dems for 'ridiculous theater' in calls for gun control after shootings

Cruz calls out Dems for ‘ridiculous theater’ after shooting, while agreeing that action is needed 00:00 00:0005:15GO LIVE Facebook Twitter Email Embed SpeedNormal Autoplay The Senate Judiciary Committee wrestled with the issue of gun violence in the wake of mass shootings in Boulder, Colorado , and Atlanta, Georgia , agreeing that they need to take action but vociferously disagreeing on what that action should be. The debate was illustrated by differences between Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who both expressed the need to pass legislation, while being at odds over what that should look like. BIDEN CALLS ON SENATE TO PASS GUN CONTROL MEASURES ‘IMMEDIATELY’ AFTER BOULDER SHOOTING "Inaction has andmade this horror completely predictable," Blumenthal said in reference to Monday’s shooting in Boulder. "Inaction by this Congress makes us complicit." The Democrat suggested that measures, including expanded background checks, protections for domestic violence victims and safe storage standards, should be passed to protect Americans. Blumenthal also dismissed Republicans, saying that "thoughts and prayers are all we’ve heard from the other side." Cruz agreed that the Senate should act, but slammed his colleagues for a pattern of responding to tragedies with proposals for ineffective legislation. "Every time there’s a shooting we play this ridiculous theater where this committee gets together and proposes a bunch of laws that would do nothing to stop these murders," Cruz said, later adding that "what happens in this committee after every mass shooting is Democrats propose taking away guns from law-abiding […]

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