HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut’s U.S. senators were unapologetic Friday for opposing legislation that would have aided Democrats facing difficult re-elections, in an effort to debate domestic violence and gun control policy.
During a Hartford press conference, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy explained their recent procedural vote against the so-called “Sportsmen’s Bill,” a now-defeated piece of legislation which would have expanded hunting and fishing on federal land.
According to Politico, the bill was a “political boon” to Democrats facing re-election battles in conservative states like North Carolina where its Democratic co-sponsor Sen. Kay Hagan is seeking re-election. However, the bill fell victim to a battle over amendments on gun control and although many were proposed by Republicans, Blumenthal and Murphy tried to amending the bill as well.
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