The new bipartisan background check expansion bill: A shining example of senators from both parties — Democrats Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer, and Republicans Pat Toomey and Mark Kirk — working together to produce legislation of actual, discernible value. Perhaps, after years of a dysfunctional, do-nothing Senate, an age of mutual respect and cooperation is finally okay never mind:>
Four senators may have signed on to a gun background check deal Wednesday, but only two showed up for the news conference ….
Toomey, the former Club for Growth president, had told Manchin he would not speak at the news conference if he had to get on stage with Schumer, according to two sources familiar with the talks. Schumer obliged, and Kirk also agreed not to appear in order to provide cover to Schumer.