The Political Risk for the GOP on Gun Control

“In an indication of the political risks Republicans see in embracing even modest gun safety measures, none of the 10 who endorsed Sunday’s deal was facing voters this year,” the New York Times reports.

“The group included four Republican senators who are leaving Congress at the end of the year … and five who are not up for re-election for another four years.”

The only one up in 2024? Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT).

Punchbowl News: “Think about this as well – Cornyn needed to show enough momentum to overcome a GOP filibuster, which is why having 10 solid Republican votes is such a big deal. Yet it also cuts the other way too. Cornyn has 10 solid votes. If you’re an undecided Republican, you can vote no and the bill will still pass.”

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