In response, Schumer and most Senate Democrats have endorsed scrapping the 60-vote threshold, but in their way stand Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. The two centrist Democrats have said time and time again that they will not support abolishing the filibuster, denying Democrats the unanimous support they need to adopt the change even though they support their party’s voting legislation.

‘Please Just Stop’ Potential 2024 Candidate Tears Into Sen. Sinema Over Texas Shooting Remarks

Sebastian Hughes 

A potential 2024 challenger to Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema went after her for comments she made on the Texas school shooting Tuesday that killed 19 children and two teachers.

Democratic Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego criticized Sinema for tweeting she was “horrified and heartbroken by the senseless tragedy” and that “no families should ever have to fear violence in their children’s schools.”

“Please just stop,” Gallego wrote in a retweet of her post Tuesday. “Unless you are willing to break the filibuster to actually pass sensible gun control measures you might as well just say ‘thoughts and prayers.’”

In the wake of the shooting, several Democrats called on Congress to pass gun control legislation, but the passage of any bill remains unlikely due to the Senate filibuster, The Hill reported. Sinema has consistently stated her opposition to changing any aspect of the filibuster, despite pressure from Democratic colleagues.

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told colleagues on the Senate Floor Wednesday that gun control legislation would not be brought forward in the near future because he did not expect enough Republican votes to pass anything, The Hill reported.

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