Ohio Governor John Kasich is showing once again why Liberals love him. He’s a Republican who’s willing to go on CNN and bash his party while calling for policies that Liberals want. In this case, he is very angry that we don’t have greater gun control.
Mother Jones has details:
A Republican Governor Just Called for a Ban on Assault Weapons
Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Sunday denounced the GOP-led Congress for its inaction on gun violence, positioning himself among a vocal contingent of Republicans urging their party to rethink its all-out opposition to stronger firearms laws in the wake of Wednesday’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
“They can’t agree to anything down there,” said Kasich, a 2016 presidential candidate eyeing a 2020 bid, on CNN’s State of the Union. “Wake up,” he added.
“I think the Congress is totally dysfunctional,” Kasich said. “I’ve never seen anything like it…They just can’t seem to get anything done.” Kasich also faulted Congress for inaction on immigration and for blowing “a hole in the deficit,” saying lawmakers only come together to “take money out of our kids’ piggy banks.” But Kasich, a former Fox News host and member of Congress, saved his strongest rhetoric for the gun issue. He suggested he would favor expanding background check laws to cover private gun sales; banning so-called bump stocks that make semi-automatic weapons fire bullets faster; and outlawing assault weapons like the AR-15 that was reportedly used in the Florida massacre.
“Common sense guns laws make sense,” Kasich said.
Watch the video:
Ohio Gov. John Kasich calls Congress "totally dysfunctional": "Do I think they can do anything on guns? I hope they prove me wrong and they can, because I have no confidence in them" #CNNSOTU https://t.co/jCgv6GBQ5g
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 18, 2018
Did you notice how the host framed the argument? “Your party has done nothing.”