Sen. Ted Cruz called out Democrats on CNN’s “New Day” Wednesday for filibustering the Grassley-Cruz bill back when Harry Reid was leading the Senate.
Cruz, R-Texas, argued if the bill had been adopted as law, it could have prevented certain shootings and kept firearms out of the hands of dangerous people.
“The shooter in Sutherland Springs, he had a felony conviction and domestic violence conviction. Why was he able to buy a firearm?” Cruz asked. “Grassley-Cruz would have fixed that. And here’s the more important piece, Grassley-Cruz would have also directed the Department of Justice to prosecute felons and fugitives who try to illegally try to buy guns. The Department of Justice hasn’t been doing that.”
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