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The GOP's two favorite Dems try to turn their cred into a guns deal

Posted on AllSides May 27th, 2022
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Politics, US Senate, Joe Manchin, Krysten Sinema, Gun Control and Gun Rights
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Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema quickly ruled out weakening the filibuster to pass gun safety legislation. Now it’s up to their Republican colleagues to prove to the centrist pair that there’s any middle ground.

The West Virginia and Arizona Democrats’ dismissal of a partisan approach, along with Sen. Chris Murphy’s (D-Conn.) lobbying against a failed vote on Democrats-only legislation, has forced Republicans to the table on guns. Whether it’s enough for the GOP to agree to even the most modest response to the murder of 19 children and two teachers...

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