Two bipartisan senators are pitching President Trump on a bill to expand background checks for gun purchases in the wake of two mass shootings, saying the president “showed a willingness to work” with them.
“This morning, we both separately discussed with President Trump our support for passing our bipartisan legislation to strengthen background checks. … The president showed a willingness to work with us on the issue of strengthening background checks,” Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said in a joint statement.
oomey, in a separate call with reporters, described his conversation with Trump as “constructive. “
“The president has indicated, I think, a very constructive willingness to engage on this issue. … My conversation with him was very constructive,” Toomey said. “We spoke about some of the things we can and should be doing.”
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