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Harry Reid: Joe Scarborough nailed it on gun control

"I don't know how I can say it any more directly and more intelligently than Joe Scarborough. We need to move to this legislation," Harry Reid said Tuesday afternoon.
/ Source: Morning Joe

"I don't know how I can say it any more directly and more intelligently than Joe Scarborough. We need to move to this legislation," Harry Reid said Tuesday afternoon.

At least 14 Republican senators are threatening to stand in the way of federal gun legislation, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that’s not going to stop him from bringing the tighter gun laws up for a vote Thursday.

Reid singled out Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough twice on Tuesday, celebrating his gun control position as “intelligent” and “direct,” while challenging Republicans to abandon their plans to filibuster gun control bills.

“On the gun legislation, I think the most direct approach to this was taken by a former Republican congressman, Joe Scarborough,” Reid told the press Tuesday afternoon. “This morning on his Morning Joe, when he said, ‘The Republicans are going to filibuster a 92% issue. Here’s our latest poll: It was 87%. Basically, a 90/10 in something that involves the massacre of 20 first-grade children. Is anybody awake in my party on the bill?‘We’re going to find out. If they’re awake, we’re going to vote Thursday. I’m going to file cloture on the bill tonight. It would be a real slap in the face to the American people not to do something on background checks, on school safety, on federal trafficking, which everybody thinks is a good idea. On background checks, even the vast, vast majority of people who belong to the NRA support that.So I don’t know how I can say it any more directly and more intelligently than Joe Scarborough. We need to move to this legislation. I’ve said for weeks we were going to have amendments offered and let cards fall where they may.”

He called out Republicans earlier in the day on the Senate floor, again quoting Scarborough. Watch below.