The NRA has been caught paying 50 members of the Senate to vote against recent gun legislation that would expand background checks and ban terror suspects from buying firearms. They contributed a total of $36,290,699 to these Republican senators’ campaigns.
22 of the 50 Republican Senators paid are up for re-election this year. President Obama seems aware of the situation and stated: “They worried that the gun lobby would spend a lot of money and paint them as anti-second amendment.”
Many people spoke out on Twitter angry about the NRA influence and Senate decision:
You don’t get to talk “tough on terror” if you’re too afraid of the NRA to do anything about guns. You’re a coward.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 20, 2016
If u voted against this its bc ur a greedy selfish NRA suckling fuck. How am I the godless one? Get a moral compass https://t.co/EuL16VJtqR
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) June 20, 2016
Disgusted that once again the NRA got what they paid for. Senate Republicans in their pocket. #votethemout
— Kristen Belle (@kristen_19) June 20, 2016
— Sen. Tammy Baldwin (@SenatorBaldwin) June 20, 2016
See a list of all the Republican senators who have taken at least $2,500 from the NRA throughout the course of their careers and voted against the legislation today here.