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Delgado criticizes Trump, McConnell on gun-contol inaction

Sep 13, 2019 12:42 am
Patricia R. Doxsey reports in the Daily Freeman that Rep. Antonio Delgado blames Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump for the lack of action on gun control issues, after so many deaths in mass shootings recently. "It's naked corruption," Delgado said during a Sept. 10 conference call with reporters. "This feels like money and special interests and gun companies being able to dictate to Mitch McConnell how to proceed," Delgado said. The president originally voiced support for background checks after recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. "Then he got a phone call" and changed his position, Delgado said. Now McConnell is saying he will only allow votes on bills the president will sign, and Trump is mum about what legislation he approves. Delgado has voted for a couple of gun control measures this year that have not received votes in the Senate. He met members of Hudson Valley chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Sept. 9 in Rhinebeck, and he applauded their efforts to pass gun control legislation. "I told them their work is effective, that work is happening," Delgado said. Read more about this story in the Daily Freeman.