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Here Are 14 GOP Senators Being Called Out for Voting With Dems on Bipartisan Gun Bill

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Republican senators are receiving backlash after they voted with Democrats on a gun deal.

The 80-page bipartisan gun safety bill advanced in a procedural vote in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, and it could be approved this week.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has already jumped on it, telling reporters that she hopes to take it prior to this weekend.

The lawmakers only received roughly an hour before they voted on the bill after its text was unveiled, per The Hill.

Below are the lawmakers who voted for it:

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  • Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) 
  • Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) 
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)  
  • Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) 
  • Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) 
  • Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) 
  • Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) 
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) 
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) 
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) 
  • Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) 
  • Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) 
  • Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) 
  • Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) 

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) called out the lawmakers, writing on Twitter, “I can’t express the damage these Republican Senators have done.”

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According to House Chronicle political reporter Jeremy Wallace, the Republican Party of Texas voted on a resolution to rebuke the Texas senator and other Republicans for their vote on the gun deal.

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The legislation, “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act,” includes “expanded background checks for gun buyers under 21, provides grants for states that implement their own red flag laws and offers additional funding for both school safety measures and mental health services,” Fox News reports.

This comes after 10 people were killed in a shooting at a Buffalo supermarket and 21 people were killed at a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, among other shootings in the U.S.

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Top House Republicans — Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) and Minority Whip Steve Scalise (La.) — have already indicated they do not plan to vote in support of the gun bill.

Some Republican votes for the bill are expected in the House, but not many, per The Washington Post’s Marianna Sotomayor and Mike DeBonis.

Pelosi wrote in a statement in response to the bipartisan legislation, “After the Senate passes this bill, the House will swiftly bring it to the Floor so that we can send it to President Biden’s desk.”

It would be expected that President Joe Biden would sign the legislation if it made it to his desk.

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