Joe Manchin: Gun control fight not over

Expanding background checks for gun purchases can still happen, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) told "Fox News Sunday."


Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) (Reuters Photo)

Manchin said he spoke to Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner and that his partner on the legislation was ready for another try. In a vote earlier this month, the bipartisan amendment failed to get the 60 votes necessary for passage.

"I don't think he's done," Manchin said. "I was with Pat last night, and Pat's totally committed to this bill. And I believe that with all my heart. And we're gonna work this bill."

The senator told host Chris Wallace that he "absolutely" plans to bring it back to the floor for another vote. "I truly believe that if we have time to sell the bill and if people will read the bill" it can pass, he said.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.

politics

post-politics

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Politics

politics

post-politics

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Next Story
Rachel Weiner · April 28, 2013

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.