Actor Jim Carreyblasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOcasio-Cortez to Crenshaw: ‘Why on earth’ would you lend your handgun to friends? Washington Post editorial lists mass shooting victims in call for McConnell to ‘do something’ The Hill’s Morning Report – Hurricane Dorian devastates the Bahamas, creeps along Florida coast MORE for his lack of action on gun reform legislation, saying in a tweet that the late terrorist leader Osama bin Laden “doesn’t hold a candle to” the Kentucky Republican.
“10,000 gun deaths in 2019 and the year is far from over,” Carrey tweeted, along with one of his signature political paintings.
10,000 gun deaths in 2019 and the year is far from over. What Osama bin Laden did to us was terrible but he doesn’t hold a candle to Mitch McConnell. pic.twitter.com/o68JXxWlUX
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 4, 2019
Carrey, a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Biden’s record – not his gaffes – is dooming his campaign Trump defends shift of FEMA funds, citing Dorian’s change in path Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively donate M to help migrant children, social justice MORE and congressional Republicans, has tweeted a slew of paintings as political commentary in recent years, describing himself as an activist.
Gun reform has been in the forefront of political discussions after three mass shootings last month. At least 38 people were killed by gunmen in Dayton, Ohio; and El Paso and Odessa, Texas.
The Democratic-controlled House has passed multiple bills aimed at reducing gun violence, butMcConnell told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday that he would allow the Senate to vote on gun bills that have the president’s backing. The Senate is scheduled to return from its summer recess next week.
“I expect to get an answer to that next week,” McConnell said. “If the president is in favor of a number of things that he has discussed openly and publicly and I know that if we pass it, it will become law, I’ll put it on the floor.”
Leading Democrats have increasingly called on McConnell to take action on the issue, and House lawmakers have already announced a markup hearing on gun reform legislation.
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