Pelosi And Schumer TWIST Trump’s Arm, Demand THIS

They refuse to let the president do anything until he gives them this…

Top Democrats in Congress told Republican President Donald Trump on Sunday that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales “will not get the job done.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said they spoke to Trump by phone on Sunday morning, which marked 200 days since the Democratic House passed legislation to expand background checks to all gun purchases.

In the aftermath of a series of mass shootings in August that killed more than 30 people, Trump has been discussing potential legislation with lawmakers in both parties.

He said on Wednesday that progress was being made on gun legislation, adding that many areas were under discussion, including background checks.

The Republican-controlled Senate has yet to take up the House bill. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters last week.

Until the White House gives us some indication of what the president is willing to sign we are waiting to see what it looks like.”

He added: “These horrendous shootings – in my opinion -deserve a response, I hope we can get something that can actually become the law of the United States of America.”

Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement after the phone call with Trump: “This morning, we made it clear to the President that any proposal he endorses that does not include the House-passed universal background checks legislation will not get the job done, as dangerous loopholes will still exist and people who shouldn’t have guns will still have access.”

The two leaders said they promised to join Trump “for a historic signing ceremony at the Rose Garden” if the president would endorse the legislation and lean on McConnell to pass it “to save as many lives as possible.”

The White House described Trump’s call with Pelosi and Schumer as “cordial,” but said the president had not made any commitments on the House bill, known as H.R. 8.

Trump has “instead indicated his interest in working to find a bipartisan legislative solution on appropriate responses to the issue of mass gun violence,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in an emailed comment.

“The president reiterated his commitment for his administration to continue work on these issues.”

Previous attempts to pass gun control after mass shootings, including the December 2012 killings of 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, have mostly failed in the face of fierce lobbying by the National Rifle Association and other gun groups.

The shooting sprees in August in Texas and Ohio put renewed focus on the issue. Trump said he favored action, possibly on tackling mental health issues related to the violence or expanded background checks.

The White House has yet to outline any specific proposals, but officials said the measures might include expediting the death penalty for mass shooters.

Src: The Federalist Papers

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  • Brenda Choate
    Posted September 16, 2019 6:35 pm 0Likes

    That’s not arm twisting, that is blackmail and their typical tactic of bullying.

    • Fred
      Posted September 16, 2019 10:00 pm 0Likes

      Ms. Or Mrs. Brenda Choate, You Have That Correct! These Progressive Liberal Democrats Need To Truly Start Enforcing Those Gun Check Laws That Are Already On/In The Books, And They (The PLD Party Members) Need To Use Their Own Elbow Grease Or Brain Power (IF THEY HAVE ANY, Without Any Of That Delusional, What Used To Be Called ILLEGAL INTOXICATING DRUGS/DOPE/LIQUOR/SMACK/ICE/BLACK BALL/BENNIES ETC. OUT OF THEIR OWN SYSTEM, SO THEY CAN DO THEIR OWN JOB IN THE US CONGRESS, AND STOP PLAYING THE BLAME GAME!!!

  • JoeyP
    Posted September 16, 2019 6:44 pm 0Likes

    Just update the BACKGROUND CHECKS that we already have . . . What a NOVEL concept. MORE laws will not stop these shootings since criminals don’t OBEY the law (they are CRIMINALS, get it?). And, why not just ENFORCE these laws that are already on “the books”? Team Trump ISN’T stupid . . . Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  • Irene C Grooms
    Posted September 16, 2019 7:06 pm 0Likes


    • Wildmann
      Posted September 18, 2019 9:36 pm 0Likes

      Retired L.E.O. says. “In a Word, YES!

  • Greg
    Posted September 16, 2019 7:10 pm 0Likes

    Uh….pound sand. To these two knuckleheads, a ” universal” background check would likely include a rectal exam, DNA swab, and blood and urine test.

  • Radone
    Posted September 16, 2019 7:19 pm 0Likes

    You have worked hard and accomplished plenty without the Dems help and in spite of all of their obstruction. You don’t need them so stand strong and do not let them muscle you into giving in to their attempts to blackmail you to get what they want done. No background checks. This Is not what we want. The criminals I’ll still get the guns the same way they get them now, illegally. The only people you will be hurting are the people who get guns legally and use them legally. Your constituents want no changes and you must listen to your constituents. The Dems do not care about you and they are putting in effect the attempts to stop you from reelection in 2020.

  • Estell
    Posted September 16, 2019 7:44 pm 0Likes

    Hey dummies. Blackmail is illegal and subject to arrest and prison time. Maybe Trump should have both of you arrested.

  • Zakkova
    Posted September 16, 2019 7:48 pm 0Likes

    Universal background checks will not do shit. Democrats, like Pisslosi and Shitmer, are dumb assholes.

  • Paul Lamothe
    Posted September 16, 2019 7:59 pm 0Likes

    You two scumbags haven’t got the stroke to twist my arm let alone the Presidents arm. He’s been getting things done for the past 2 1/2 years despite all your obstuctioist bullshit. He holds all the cards not you two dirtbags !

  • LMB
    Posted September 16, 2019 8:09 pm 0Likes

    These DEM-O-RATS are so damn stupid it’s beyond belief!!!! These people that are doing the killing are mentally incompetent, similar to Dem-o-rats mentality!!!
    They want power to ride rough shod over true constitutionalist. The Demo-rat socialist are the enemy of all people!

  • Jean
    Posted September 16, 2019 8:46 pm 0Likes

    Trump DO NOT TRUST THEM. THEY will not follow through. NO GUN CONTROL

  • Rowdy
    Posted September 16, 2019 9:23 pm 0Likes

    It is so over the top by these 2 democraps. Most of the mass shootings took place in democrap controlled areas and so called gun free zones. Since the democrap controlled zones can not uphold the laws on the books then why the H*** should we even consider more laws that they refuse to uphold and that do not work to begin with. The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. These mass shootings that take place in gun free zones, are being committed by criminal cowards. Point a gun at them and they will S*** in their boots. Just like the democrap sheriff and deputies did in Florida, while children and teachers in a gun free school zone were being killed by a person that could have been stopped if the Sheriff and the school had done their job in the first place.

  • Gideon Rockwell
    Posted September 16, 2019 9:55 pm 0Likes

    Trump doesn’t have to give them anything. His best move is not back any gun control and go in the direction of getting hard on criminals who use guns, such as the death penalty for anyone who uses a firearm to commit first degree murder. Also go out and label Pelosi and Schumer as the obstructionists they are everyday until they get with the program. Label Pelosi the do nothing Speaker with a do nothing Democrat House day after day and count them down to election day 2020.

  • WilliamS
    Posted September 16, 2019 10:26 pm 0Likes

    Can someone explain what is meant by ‘Universal Background Checks” , don’t we already have them?

  • Francis Firmin
    Posted September 17, 2019 3:07 am 0Likes

    Them two DUMBOCRATS or brain dead. Criminals DONT follow laws.

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