White House Blames the Senate of 'Cowardice' After Gun Control Bills Fail

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Jun 21, 2016 10:05 AM
White House Blames the Senate of 'Cowardice' After Gun Control Bills Fail
On Monday night, the colleagues of Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) let them know what they thought of their gun control bills. All four of the anti-gun bills, rushed into a vote after last weekend's terror attack in Orlando,  failed.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest argued on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that the Republican rejection of the gun control legislation was shameful.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday called the U.S. Senate’s voting down gun-related measures Monday a “shameful display of cowardice” and lamented the lack of Republicans with the “courage” to stand up to the National Rifle Association.

It's pretty audacious of Earnest to call out the Senate after the Obama administration knowingly redacted the Orlando 911 transcript to omit any mention of ISIS. Compound that decision with President Obama's failure to boldly define the enemy as radical Islamic terrorism, and you have a stunning (and more accurate) definition of cowardice.