The president’s chosen to go-it-alone without Congress, but there’s only so much he can do. “Every time I think about those kids it gets me mad,” said President Barack Obama.
The NRA is calling President Obama’s tearful speech restricting gun show sales an “emotional, condescending lecture.”
Republicans aren’t thrilled either: “Once again we’ve seen the President overstep his authority. And every time he has done this it has not ended well,” said Senator Susan Collins, (R) Maine.
There’s only so much Mr. Obama can do. Redefining which sellers must do background checks doesn’t change the law: “There was no change at all in the law. The President simply restated what has been the law since 1968,” said Professor David Kopel of the Univ. of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.
The White House is gearing up for a fight on that and Obamacare: “We’re willing to call their bluff,” said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.
Tonight, the House votes again to dismantle the President’s signature health care program.
For the first time, it could also pass the senate. “The shame in this institution is that it took 62 times for the will of the people to make its way to the President’s desk!” said Rep. Rob Woodall, (R) Georgia.
President Obama won’t sign it. “This is not going anywhere,” said Rep. Jim McGovern, (D) Massachusetts.
The bill would strip millions from Planned Parenthood. “Where exactly are the women in these areas supposed to go to get a pap smear or to get a mammogram?” asked Rep. Alcee Hastings, (D) Florida.
The White House says that request will include millions for mental health… Including restricting gun sales to people who are mentally ill.
President Obama and congress at odds – with his budget request just weeks away.