Daily Mail Online:
The U.S. Senate has voted a bipartisan plan to expand background checks for gun buyers, rejecting the last viable gun control proposal put forward by President Barack Obama after the Newtown school massacre.
The measure failed by a vote of 54-46, six Senators short of the 60-vote hurdle needed for passage.
A furious President Barack Obama blasted the Senate shortly after the vote. He called the failures to pass a bill that ’90 percent of Americans support’ shameful.
Families of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims, who had pushed for tougher gun laws, looked on as the Senate voted down the deal and stood with the Obama during his impassioned Rose Garden speech.
‘A majority of senators voted yes to protecting more of our citizens with smarter background checks, but because of a continued distortion of Senate rules, a minority of senators was able to block it from happening,’ Obama fumed.
I’ve seen hissy fits before. I’ve even pitched a few over the years. But I don’t recall ever seeing a POTUS pout in public like that before. I’ve heard about presidential temper tantrums before, but I never got to see one.
Somebody needs his binky and a cigarette.