Senator Rob Portman is politically posturing on the terror watch list gun ban — and it’s going very, very poorly. Yesterday, Portman admitted
that he didn’t know that he voted against
preventing suspected terrorists from purchasing guns in December:
Portman initially maintained that the Feinstein amendment only applied to the federal no-fly list – a smaller list of people and had no due-process provisions. But after checking with an aide, the senator yielded that “maybe we had this wrong.”
Portman’s irresponsibility on this matter is incredulous. Forty-nine innocent Americans lives were taken on Sunday, yet the senator is still hedging his bets. Portman’s confusion is not simply a case of incompetence — he and his office are waiting for a signal from Washington Republicans. Portman’s partisanship trumps the safety of Ohioans and Americans from potential terrorists.
Published: Jun 15, 2016