In an interview with “PBS NewsHour” that aired Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris said the White House would not “get distracted by political games” like the Republican impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden and that she would “stay focused” on her efforts. on guns, including background checks, because “it’s entirely reasonable that you would want to know before someone can purchase a deadly weapon” whether a court has found it to be a danger.
Co-host Geoff Bennett asked: “Additionally, on Thursday, House Republicans will open their impeachment inquiry into President Biden with their first impeachment hearing. What is the administration’s approach, the administration’s strategy to deal with this House Republican effort?
Harris responded: “I think we’re very clear that we’re not going to get distracted by political games and we’re going to stay focused on what we’ve done. I’m here at Morehouse College, speaking with a group of young leaders about the challenges they face and the need to find solutions. One of the big topics we talked about here was the issue of gun violence.
She added: “Congressional action is very important. there is no doubt. And the inability to act, I think, discredits the importance of actually taking ownership of the solutions that are at hand. (An) assault weapons ban, we’ve had one before, we need to bring back the assault weapons ban, no reason for assault weapons to be on the streets of a civil society. We need background checks. It is entirely reasonable that you would want to know before someone can purchase a deadly weapon whether they have been found by a court to be a danger to themselves or others, similar to the laws on alarm signals. Congress has the power to do this, but unfortunately many people simply don’t have the courage to do it and have sold this false choice, which suggests that you either favor the 2nd Amendment or want do it. take away everyone’s guns.
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