WASHINGOTN – New York’s Junior Senator took to the Senate floor Tuesday night to protest inaction on gun legislation.
More than 20 senators are expected to speak as part of a marathon effort to protest the senate’s inaction on gun control legislation.
This, in the wake of recent mass shootings in California, Ohio and Texas as President Trump tries to come to an agreement with senators on gun legislation.
“I’d like you to look up! Because I have to say this is something all of us should be caring about. Especially from Arizona where my dear friend Gabby Giffords was shot for doing her job. Where a young girl showed up at a Congress On Your Corner to meet her congresswoman and died,” said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “It’s not okay. The time for turning a blind eye is over!”
Democrats are trying to build pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
They began speaking on the floor around 5:30 Tuesday evening the Senate adjourned for the day just before 10:30 p.m.