Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell touted his stance on the highly controversial gun control vote Wednesday via a graphic posted on Facebook.
His campaign posted a side-by-side image of McConnell and Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid following the Senate’s vote on an amendment to expand background checks on firearms purchases. Lawmakers rejected the Toomey-Manchin bill in a 54-46 vote.
The image shows Reid gesturing with his hands wide open and the caption, “Can we have this much gun control?” Then it shows an image of McConnell, finger pointing in the air, with the caption, “No.” The next image shows Reid making a smaller inch sign alongside the caption, “This much?” Cut to McConnell making a zero sign and it reads, “You can have this much gun control.” The kicker: A sad face Reid.
“Today’s vote was a disappointment. But this is not over, and we are not giving up,” Reid posted on his own Facebook page. The Nevada senator actually voted against the bill along with McConnell, even though he supported it. He explained, “I voted no for procedural reasons so that I can retain the right to bring it up for a vote in the near future.”