Democrats Ditch Pelosi

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

They aren’t siding with her on this.

To increase the chances of gun control packages passing into law, 20 House Democrats have called for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to split the party’s omnibus gun control into several bills.

Leading the letter requesting Pelosi split the omnibus gun control, Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA.) asked Pelosi to “not combine these bills into one large package.”

Spanberger was joined by Democrats facing tough elections, including Reps. Cindy Axne (Iowa), Katie Porter (Calif.), Elissa Slotkin (Mich.), Susan Wild (PA.), and 16 others.

According to a report by Fox News, a spokesperson for Spanberger said, “Rep. Spanberger and her colleagues who signed this letter look forward to moving all of these measures forward, and they believe that each merits its own vote.”

The letter also emphasized that each of the 21 signees supports every provision of the Protecting Our Kids Act.

The omnibus package raises the minimum age of those allowed to purchase a semiautomatic rifle to 21, bans new large-capacity magazines, and tightens regulations on “ghost guns,” among other things.