Cornyn says bipartisan talks with Democratic senator on expanding gun background checks have ended

Cornyn says bipartisan talks with Democratic senator on expanding gun background checks have ended


Sen. John Cornyn said on Wednesday his bipartisan talks with Connecticut Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy regarding the expansion of gun background checks have come to an end.

“Unfortunately, we’ve been unable to find an agreed-upon outcome, so basically, he suggested to me that there wasn’t any real reason to continue talking right now,” the Texas Republican told CNN.

Murphy expressed confidence about reaching some agreement with Republicans, even if it is not through discussions with Cornyn.

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“I’ve spent a lot of time talking with Senator Cornyn about proposals to increase background checks,” Murphy said in a statement.

“I have been very open to compromise and I think Senator Cornyn was negotiating in good faith. But we haven’t been able to get to a bill that would meaningfully increase the number of gun sales that require background checks,” he added. “The good news is that I’m still talking with other Republican colleagues about different proposals to expand

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