Dem Rep. Ryan on McConnell, Trump Slow-Playing Gun Legislation: ‘Give Me a Freaking Break’

On Friday, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) commented on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump’s “playbook” when it comes to gun legislation in the wake of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.

Ryan urged McConnell on CNN’s “New Day” to quit “slow-walking” gun legislation and “act immediately.”

“Mitch McConnell is sitting on his hands and he wants to talk about it in four or five weeks? Give me a freaking break,” Ryan told host John Berman. “I get so mad when I hear this stuff and then Donald Trump saying, ‘Well, yeah I want to consider. Oh yeah, maybe red flag. Oh yeah, oh yeah. It’s always ‘Oh yeah’ something some other time.”

“It’s got to stop, John. The whole country’s on edge. We need the leaders to act,” he added.

The representative from Ohio went on to say he will keep the pressure up in his fight for gun legislation.

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