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Democrats blocked my legislation to toughen schools, stop felons from having guns and get 60 votes

During the Fox News Channel’s “Jesse Watters Primetime” broadcast on Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Democrats blocked legislation he proposed in 2013 to make schools safer. and to prevent criminals and the mentally ill from having guns. prevent him from reaching the 60-vote threshold.

Cruz said, “In 2013, I introduced legislation that would spend $300 million in federal grants to strengthen schools to make them safer, to make them more secure. Democrats have obstructed this legislation. I introduced legislation to say that schools like this elementary school behind me can get federal grants to put in more security, to put in bulletproof doors, bulletproof glass, to put in armed police to protect children .

He later added, “In 2013, I introduced a law called Grassley-Cruz, which targeted felons and fugitives and people with serious mental illness. He ordered the Justice Department to audit federal convictions to make sure the criminals are in the database. He ordered the Justice Department to prosecute and jail criminals and fugitives who attempt to illegally purchase firearms. That vote in the Harry Reid, Senate Democrat…a majority of the Senate voted in favor of Grassley-Cruz, but the Democrats blocked it. They demanded 60 votes. They defeated him because they wanted to go after law-abiding citizens instead of arresting the bad guys. The bad guys need to be stopped. »

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