Toomey on Gun Laws: GOP Didn’t Want to Be Seen Helping Obama
Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania blamed political polarization for the failure of last month’s background check compromise he reached with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, saying some in his party simply voted against the measure to prevent the president from winning a legislative victory.
“In the end, it didn’t pass because we’re so politicized. There were some on my side who did not want to be seen helping the president do something he wanted to get done, just because the president wanted to do it,” Toomey said.
Do Democrats engage in this type of behavior? I mean voting down legislation that is either wildly popular or in line with their personal beliefs, just to deny a Republican President a legislative victory? It doesn’t seem like it but I’ve a very small perspective.