PA-Sen: Katie McGinty Discusses Guns on MSNBC (VIDEO)
Yesterday, the Senate took to the floor to vote on legislation that would reform gun control laws. While the Senate was in session, Pat Toomey’s Democratic opponent, Katie McGinty, went on MSNBC’s Meet The Press Daily.
Sen. Toomey is one of few Republicans that supports new gun control laws. He was a cosponsor of the failed Manchin-Toomey amendment that was introduced in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. Following the Orlando shooting, Toomey put forward his own bill aimed at barring suspected terrorists from purchasing guns and expanding background checks, which was not voted on yesterday.
McGinty claims that Toomey is simply into gun control reform for “political posturing” as he does not support the most recent gun control legislation that has been introduced and voted on.
“Sen. Toomey talks a good game on this critical issue but really has done little or nothing to move forward on legislation, today would be the opportunity for the Senator to remove all doubt about his seriousness or purpose on this, these measures are common sense measures,” she stated.
McGinty was then asked how she plans to deal with Trump’s popularity in the western part of the state, which prompted her to point out Toomey’s stance on prior trade deals, tax loopholes for corporations that send jobs overseas as well as privatizing Social Security and voucherize Medicare. McGinty claims that these are the issues Pennsylvania residents care about and want to see resolved.
“When it comes to action, his actions has not followed his rhetoric,” McGinty said.