Fox News reports:
President Biden’s calls for the Senate to pass aggressive background check bills and a ban on assault weapons face an uphill battle with a key Democrat already voicing disapproval.
Sen. Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat from West Virginia, said Tuesday he can’t support the pair of Biden-backed background check bills that the House already passed.
“No, not at all,” Manchin told reporters Tuesday at the Capitol when asked if he could vote in favor of the House legislation. “I share Joe Manchin’s opposition to the version that passed in the House,” Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday.
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