Elections have consequences, which is a given, but those implications may not be as significant as Sen. Chris Murphy seems to believe.
Murphy seems to believe that the federal government is somehow more empowered to carry out President Joe Biden’s leftist political and social agenda less than three weeks after midterm elections that allowed the Democratic Party to retain the Senate majority by a razor-thin margin — either the exact margin they held prior to Nov. 8 or one more vote, depending on the results of next week’s Georgia run-off election.
Even while Republicans had hoped for a different outcome from the midterm elections, the fact is that the GOP now controls the House, effectively killing Biden’s program on Capitol Hill for the next two years.
That is not what Murphy wants to hear.
He was questioned by CNN’s Dana Bash during a discussion about gun control and a purported assault weapons ban on “State of the Union” on Sunday: “I want to ask you about what you did pass,”. “You mentioned it. Five months, it’s been that long since the president signed a bipartisan bill.”
“You helped negotiate it. It expanded background checks, incentivized — incentivized states to implement red flag laws. Virginia and Colorado, where these mass shootings took place over the last 10 days or so, they already have red flag laws in place, and they did not prevent those mass shootings.”
Murphy made an effort to avoid answering the reasonable question. To her credit, she didn’t let Murphy get away with this one, even though Bash was mostly cooperative throughout an interview in which Murphy made a number of dubious claims that she chose not to challenge.
“I think it’s important to know that the bill that we passed is being implemented as we speak,” Murphy made a statement that has absolutely nothing to do with Virginia or Colorado. “But it takes a little while for these big, complicated laws to be put into place.”
Bash said, “But these two states already had — they didn’t need the incentives,” causing Murphy to react more substantively by really outlining his agenda for counties and states that don’t act as he believes they ought to.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“Correct. Correct,” he said. “Now, what we have, I think, learned in Colorado is that the county in which the shooting happened is a so-called Second Amendment sanctuary state. And I think the country is going to have to learn about what’s going on in this country. The majority of counties in this country have declared that they are not going to enforce state and federal gun laws. They have decided that they are going to essentially refuse to implement laws that are on the books. That is a growing problem in this country.”
One wonders whether he thinks it’s a “growing problem” when state and local officials refuse to enforce federal immigration laws. Actually, one doesn’t wonder. One’s pretty sure one knows. CONTINUE READING…