The Hill reports:
Former Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) on Wednesday night argued American voters must flip the House of Representatives to a Democratic majority if they want Congress to address gun control in the wake of a Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead and others injured.
“And so if this is the issue that defines your ideology as a voter, there are two things I would suggest tonight. First, flip the House. Flip the House,” Jolly told “CNN Tonight.” “Republicans are not going to do a single thing after this shooting we saw today. But I would also offer to Democrats, work for incremental wins.”
The former Florida congressman said “Republicans will never do anything on gun control,” referencing the shooting at a baseball field last year that left Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) seriously injured. “The idea of gun policy in the Republican Party is to try to get a speaking slot at the NRA and prove to that constituency that you’re further right than generations past of Republicans have been on guns,” he said.
“Republicans will never do anything on gun control,” says former GOP Rep. David Jolly. “The idea of gun policy in the Republican party is to try to get a speaking slot at the NRA and prove to that constituency that you are further right.” pic.twitter.com/4ijiJ4ZwKW
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