Since Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives last November, they haven’t accomplished anything.
Democrats have passed several far-left proposals that have no shot of passing on a bipartisan basis in the U.S. Senate.
But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just threatened Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and demanded that he pass her radical gun control bill immediately.
Pelosi said Monday that there would be “hell to pay” if Senate Republicans don’t pass a universal background check bill that was passed in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.
“Some of the gun violence prevention groups have upped the ante even further to say that if this bill is not passed, Mitch McConnell and Republicans in the Senate and the president will have hell to pay,” Pelosi said at a press conference with other Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
“So let’s save time,” she added.
Pelosi also said Democrats would make the issue “too hot” for McConnell to handle:
“We are not taking no for an answer. We are not going away,” she said.
What courage does it take to pass legislation that will save lives? @SenateMajLdr McConnell must stop standing in the way of efforts to enact commonsense, bipartisan solutions to prevent gun violence.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) September 9, 2019
Pelosi’s threat comes after she basically promised that Democrats will try to take away a Constitutional right from Americans on Sept. 4.
She wanted Congress to come back from recess and hold votes on a series of anti-gun laws that would severely erode the Second Amendment.
Here are a few of the measures Democrats promised to hold votes on:
- The “Keep Americans Safe Act,” which would ban any ammunition magazines over 10 rounds.
- The “Extreme Risk Protection Orders Act of 2019,” which would remove access to firearms from people who are deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.
- The “Disarm Hate Act,” which would prevent someone convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime from obtaining a firearm.
- The committee is also slated to take up a hearing on “military style assault weapons” later in the month.
After McConnell refused to cower to Pelosi, she issued another threat this week that there will be “hell to pay” if the U.S. Senate does not hold votes on her radical gun bills.
Last month, McConnell made it clear that he has no plans to bring the Senate back early from its August recess to vote on the latest gun-grabbing bills from Democrats.
“We’re going to have these bipartisan discussions and when we get back hopefully be able to come together and actually pass something. I want to make a law,” McConnell said during an interview with Kentucky radio station WHAS, according to The Hill.
McConnell also made it clear that Democrats are passing and introducing bills so radical that they have no chance of passing on a bipartisan line in the Senate.
“If we did that, we would just have people scoring points and nothing would happen. There has to be a bipartisan discussion here of what we can agree on,” McConnell.
“If we do it prematurely it will just be another frustrating experience. … I think this is the best way to get a result,” he added.
While most Americans want to keep people safe, it’s important to note that these far-left laws would severely trample on the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms.
And, perhaps most importantly, there’s no evidence to suggest that any of these three pieces of legislation would actually reduce gun violence.
Pelosi and her allies are passing extremely radical bills and acting as if Republicans are refusing to take action.
McConnell said he would be open to debate — but all Pelosi wants to do is ram through the most aggressive anti-gun bills as possible to appease the left-wing of her party.