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Candidate Tim Ryan: GOP ‘Needs to Get Their Shit Together’ With Gun Control

“Stop pandering to the NRA because people are getting killed,” the Ohio congressman added

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Clarification: This post has been updated to make clear Ryan is temporarily stepping away from campaigning but plans to return to it soon.

Fed up Ohio Congressman and presidential candidate Tim Ryan blasted Republicans for doing nothing about gun control, telling MSNBC on Sunday, “Republicans need to, quite frankly, get their shit together and stop pandering to the NRA because people are getting killed.”

Ryan called out the majority leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell for not bringing forth gun legislation on background checks that Congress passed a few weeks ago. Ryan said it’s inexcusable because the bill is “a basic step that 99% of the American people support.”

Ryan went on to speak passionately about this weekend’s victims, saying, “All these people had hopes and dreams, they had plans this week, they were going to do things, they were going to meet with their friends, they were going to meet with family, they were going to go to church or their synagogue, and now they are gone.”

Also, on Sunday, Ryan was asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper about his past support of the NRA and what has changed. Ryan replied, “Because I’m a living, breathing adult who is awake.”



In This Article: Gun control, Mitch McConnell, Tim Ryan


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