The Washington Times is reporting. Reid noted in a conference about the Zika virus that, “I think we’ve taken a bite out of the NRA. I think they’ve done enough damage.” The threat is still from the bill the squishy Republican are getting behind, essentially the “no-fly, no-buy.”
The measure by Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, attracted 52 votes of support in a procedural vote last week, yet it fell short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a potential filibuster and advance, leaving the effort in limbo.
That doesn’t seem to fit Reid’s optimism. 52 is a good bit shy of 60. But we shouldn’t get cocky.
13 Responses to “Reid Confident on Gun Control Deal”
- House to vote on gun control - […] provision to prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing guns, according to a source on the call. Reid is still confident…
- SayUncle » Congress on gun bills - […] Reid is confident there will be a gun control deal. Reid is likely still butthurt about NRA not endorsing…