Despite his willingness to work across the aisle Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) told the Salt Lake Tribune that he will not support any federal attempt to tighten gun laws across the country in the wake of two mass shootings in a matter of days.
“I made that commitment when I ran for office, and I intend to honor that commitment,” Romney told the editorial board of the Salt Lake Tribune. “So I will not be voting for new federal legislation related to guns and leave to the Legislature of Utah, closest to our people, any decisions they have in that regard.”
In the wake of the two shootings last week just days apart, House Democrats passed legislation to expand background checks. With Romney— one of the few Republicans who is willing to work with Democrats— saying he does not support it, the bill is likely dead in the Senate unless Democrats get rid of the filibuster.