A handful of GOP politicians are always ready and lurking to cut some sort of so-called “bipartisan” deal.
But they rarely hail from such a conservative state.
But two prominent Red State Republicans signaled retreat.
Like clockwork, every time there’s a tragic mass shooting in the United States, leftists immediately jump at the opportunity to score political points.
Never let a good crisis go to waste, they say.
But the Uvalde tragedy is also exposing RINOs few suspected within the Republican Party after 19 elementary students and two adults were senselessly killed by a mentally deranged individual.
Democrats – including the President of the United States – leaped in front of the first cameras they could find to demand gun control, within hours of the tragedy.
And the predictable army of leftists stormed social media insisting America must “do something!” – which translated into demanding Republicans agree to Democrats’ so-called solutions.
Prominent Texas Republicans Senator John Cornyn – the number two Republican in the Senate – and Congressman Dan Crenshaw immediately canceled their previously scheduled speaking engagements at the National Rifle Association annual meeting last week in Houston.
Rep. Crenshaw went to great lengths, literally, to break his commitment.
“Congressman Crenshaw is in Ukraine and we let the event organizer know that he wouldn’t be back in the country in time to attend,” Crenshaw’s Chief of Staff Justin Discigil told Yahoo News.
Meanwhile, Yahoo News reported Sen. Cornyn’s team was far more vague about why he suddenly couldn’t attend, with Cornyn’s Press Secretary Natalie Yezbick saying simply “He has to be in D.C. for personal reasons,” in an email.
“Personal reasons” is an interesting way to phrase the fact that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tapped Cornyn – who has a history of reaching across the aisle and doing the bidding of the Left – to work with Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema or Arizona and leading gun-grabber, Connecticut’s Democrat Senator Chris Murphy.
The Hill reported McConnell is hopeful the trio can work out “a bipartisan solution” with the Senate GOP leader stating “what I’ve asked Sen. Cornyn to do is to meet with the Democrats who are interested in getting a bipartisan solution and come up with a proposal.”
Could this have finally been the crisis the Democrat have been waiting for to get Republicans to give up on gun rights that keep Americans safe from criminals and government tyrants?
As for the NRA conference, while Cornyn and Crenshaw backed out, Texas Governor Greg Abbott delivered pre-recorded remarks. Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz showed up to speak at the event.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.