Democrats: Voters want expanded checks
Republicans, NRA blast bill
- “While today’s vote on this bipartisan compromise is disappointing,” Klobuchar said in a statement, “I will continue to work with law enforcement to find a way forward to strengthen background checks, and build on the bipartisan support we’ve seen on other issues in the Senate.”
- “Today was a heartbreaker … probably my saddest day in my years of public life,” Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said.
- “This is a sad day, but this is a shameful day too,” his Connecticut colleague Sen. Chris Murphy said.
- “All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington,” President Obama said.