Friday, August 19, 2022

US senators demand Trump to use his constitutional powers over weapons possession


Mehboob Ali Shaikh
Mehboob Ali Shaikh is the Bureau Chief of World News Observer. Based in Canada, working with Toronto 360 TV. Mehboob has accomplished Years of experience in print and broadcast media. He is an active participant in Social media strategies, including Facebook, Twitter and Skype.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asked US President Donald Trump to use his constitutional powers to reinstate the Senate for a session of the summer recess to vote on tightening the right to hold weapons in the United States.

The unusual request, especially if Trump approves it, coincides with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s rejection of Democratic demands to cut off the August holiday and vote for sweeping background checks on arms sales after the shootings, the Politico newspaper reported on its website.

“Today, as speaker of the US House of Representatives, I ask you to convene an emergency session of the US Senate to consider passing preventive legislation for armed violence” – Nancy Pelosi said in a speech to Trump.

“This extraordinary moment in our history requires all of us to take extraordinary measures to save lives. However, leader Mitch McConnell is an obstacle to any action” – she said.

Trump telephoned Pelosi after that speech and the president spoke with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in a separate conversation. The president said in a joint statement, “The president gave us assurances that he would review the bipartisan legislation passed by the House of Representatives and understand our interest. To move as quickly as possible to help save lives“.

Read also: Trump faces criticism ahead of his upcoming Texas and Ohio visits

Two snipers caused two massacres last weekend, one in El Paso, Texas and the other in Dayton, Ohio, killing 31 people and wounding many.

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