Following the shooting at a high school in Texas, President Biden is attempting to negotiate a compromise with Republican lawmakers about the regulation of firearms.
Biden identifies Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn as two Republicans in the Senate with whom he believes he can collaborate on the issue of gun control.
Even though Biden warned that he cannot accomplish much on his own by unilateral action, he claimed that there was hope for an agreement on gun legislation with “sensible Republicans” such as McConnell (who is a Republican from Kentucky) and Cornyn (Republican of Texas).
The president made a veiled reference to the possibility of tightening restrictions on the sale of certain firearms and increasing the number of background checks, but he made it clear that such measures would need to be negotiated in Congress with the GOP and could not be implemented unilaterally. He also mentioned that such measures could not be implemented unilaterally.
Biden, on the other hand, voiced optimism that some Republicans could be open to working with the White House on a compromise after McConnell asked Cornyn to try to engage in dialogue with the White House on a potential solution. Biden’s comments came after McConnell asked Cornyn to try to engage in dialogue with the White House on a possible solution.