Tags: 2020 Elections | Donald Trump | Gun Control | Gun Rights | Joe Biden | Mass Shootings | Trump Administration

Biden: Trump Doesn't Have 'Intestinal Fortitude' on Guns

joe biden points during a speech in sourth carolina to a large crowd of supporters
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden addresses a crowd at a town hall event in South Carolina. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 02 September 2019 06:39 PM

President Donald Trump does not have the "intestinal fortitude" to handle gun violence, former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday while reacting to a weekend mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, where seven people were killed and 22 injured. 

"I've seen nothing," Biden told reporters at a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Labor Day picnic, reports The Hill. "He knows better. His instinct was to say 'Yeah we're going to do something on background checks.' What's he doing? Come on. This is disgraceful. This is disgraceful what's happening."

Meanwhile, the Democratic presidential frontrunner said he does not see a compromise with Republicans in Washington on gun control and there will be "no possible solution" until next fall's election.

Trump had shown some support for stronger background checks in August after the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, but has since backed off from that stance. 

Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee had planned to return early from recess to consider gun control reform, but because of Hurricane Dorian opted to wait.

The committee was to discuss bills banning high-capacity magazines and to prevent people convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes or otherwise considered to be high-risk from having guns.

© 2020 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
Reacting to a weekend mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, former Vice President Joe Biden said President Donald Trump does not have the "intestinal fortitude" to handle gun violence to address gun violence through gun control.
background checks, gun violence, mass murder, election
196
2019-39-02
Monday, 02 September 2019 06:39 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved