As President Joe Biden continues to hurtle toward a lame-duck second half of his first term, with Congress split and his party divided further still, there is an urgency to his every move.
And, with the Democrats having fully removed the mask and admitting to their crisis-exploitation strategy, each and every tragedy in America has become a talking point for the White House.
A spate of mass shootings, for instance, has become a flashpoint for the administration, and they’re looking to capitalize on the nation’s pain to push their progressive agenda.
But some Democrats already realize that this is a lost cause, and they aren’t afraid to say it.
Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., threw cold water on President Biden’s hopes to pass an assault weapons ban during the lame duck Congress on Sunday.
Murphy argued that the votes for such a bill are “probably not” there for Democrats, despite the president’s push to enact a ban following a spate of shootings in recent weeks. The 50-50 split in Congress means Democrats would need 10 Republicans to defect and vote for the ban in order to overcome a filibuster.
“I’m glad that President Biden is gonna be pushing us to take a vote on an assault weapons ban,” he told CNN’s Dana Bash. “The House has already passed it. It’s sitting in front of the Senate. Does it have 60 votes in the Senate right now? Probably not, but let’s see if we can try to get that number is close to 60 as possible.”
“If we don’t have the votes, then we’ll talk to [Senate Majority Leader Chuck] Schumer and maybe come back next year, with maybe an additional senator, and see if we can do better,” he added.
Biden’s continued and persistent attempts to push an “assault” weapons ban has infuriated many Americans, who see such a move as a direct infringement upon the Second Amendment.