NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Rep. Chuy Garca, a Democrat, made a crude reply to a Twitter user who advocated disobeying new gun control rules.
The House of Representatives narrowly approved a bill banning assault weapons on Friday night by a vote of 217 to 213. Now that the bill is in the Senate, it seems improbable that it will overcome the filibuster there.
Garca stated on Saturday, “I just voted to reinstate the assault weapons ban,” claiming that “weapons of war” have “no place” in communities in Illinois. Now it’s up to the Senate to approve it and deliver it to President Biden.
A Twitter user who wishes to remain anonymous stated of the recently proposed laws, “Never ever heard of this person and I won’t comply.
First assault weapons ban bill approved by the House Committee in decades
Garca responded by using a term that mental disability advocacy organizations and others find offensive: “You are borderline r——-ed, ya dips—-.”
Later, Garca erased the tweet and said it was the work of a staff member, who will be disciplined.
Rep. Linda Sanchez accuses Republicans of making an obscene gesture after making an offensive and misogynistic remark.
His office sent a statement on Saturday morning, saying that “last night a member of Congressman Garca’s staff posted an illegal tweet from the Congressman’s account using profanities and insulting language to persons living with disabilities.” “The language used was wholly inappropriate and at odds with Congressman Garcia’s background, principles, and personality. The offender shall be held accountable, and the proper disciplinary action will be implemented.”
Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Chris Jacobs, R-N.Y., both Republicans, defied their party to support the gun restriction measure.
A TOP DEMOCRAT was criticized for saying that leading Dems oppose funding for the police.
Democrat five Democrats Jared Golden of Maine and Henry Cuellar of Texas Kurt Schrader, D-Oregon, Ron Kind, D-Wis., and Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, dissented from their party to cast a no vote.
The assault weapons prohibition is supported by the majority of Americans, according to President Biden, who urged the Senate to approve it.
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