Even though many political watchers thought all along that was the likely outcome, U.S. Reps.
Thursday afternoon, U.S. Rep.
Deutch, who represents northwest Broward, tweeted this Thursday morning:
Anger, frustration, and sadness felt across America as commonsense measures to reduce gun violence fall prey to special interest politics.
Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, issued this statement Wednesday night:
"The failed vote today was inexcusable and Washington at its worse. Though 90 percent of the American people support expanding background checks for gun purchases, the U.S. Senate, led by the feckless Republican leadership, chose to ignore the will of the American people - blocking the common sense