House Democrats Suffer Embarrassing Loss On Gun Control Amendment Vote

House Democrats are celebrating a victory over the passage of a new gun control bill. But Republicans attached an amendment to the bill and some Democrats actually joined them in voting for it.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Dems Lose ‘Embarrassing’ Gun Control Amendment Vote After Multiple Defections

The House voted Wednesday on H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. The bill would expand background checks to include all gun sales, rather than just sales by licensed gun dealers as under current law.

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Republicans in the minority countered with an amendment to require that federal officials notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement whenever a lawful or unlawful immigrant tried to illegally purchase a firearm. That measure, opposed by most Democrats, was voted down when the bill was still in the House Judiciary Committee.

When Democratic leadership brought H.R. 8 to the full floor for a vote, Republicans made a motion to recommit the bill with the ICE amendment, usually a last-ditch symbolic action taken by the minority party with little chance of success. But in a surprising development, the motion passed 220-209, with 26 Democrats joining the Republicans.

See the Twitter reactions below:

It looks like the Democrats are not nearly as united as they and the media would like to think.

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