CLARION LEDGER – Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith faces backlash for blocking expanded background checks on gun sales
At the same time Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith blocked a bill Thursday morning that would have expanded background checks on firearm purchases, news was unfolding about a deadly school shooting in California.
The House passed the bill in February, 240-190, largely on party lines. Eight Republicans supported the bill, and only two Democrats voted against it.
A Democratic senator attempted to bring the bill to a vote Thursday, but Hyde-Smith’s objection effectively killed the measure…
…Hyde-Smith spoke on the Senate floor, saying she blocked the bill because it was not bipartisan and it was being rushed to a vote.
“If I wanted to give my best friend’s son or grandson my hunting rifle, would we first have to appear before a licensed gun dealer and go through a lengthy and potentially expensive background check? This is my understanding,” Hyde-Smith said. “We have many questions like this. My constituents would like to have an opportunity to weigh in our measures like these which is why we can’t fast-track legislation that affects America’s Second Amendment rights.”
Espy uses California school shooting to hit Hyde-Smith over expanded background checks
Earlier today, 5 students were injured in a school shooting in California. Almost at the same time as they were shot, Cindy Hyde-Smith, instructed by Mitch McConnell, blocked a motion in the Senate for universal background checks. This is not the leadership our children deserve. https://t.co/6ibGsCFms2
— Mike Espy (@MikeEspyMS) November 14, 2019
WTOK – Guest reacts to impeachment hearings
Congressman Kelly honors McCoy on US House floor
Former Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives Billy J. McCoy was a devoted public servant who will always be remembered for his many accomplishments. To watch my remarks on the House Floor, please click on the link. https://t.co/WPRbYarVrI #MS01 pic.twitter.com/mSvKkXegQ0
— Trent Kelly (@RepTrentKelly) November 14, 2019
WTOK – Retailers prepare for Mississippi Lottery debut
Gov. Bryant attends Dr. Smith’s swearing in ceremony, meets Secretary of Labor Scalia
Proud to attend the swearing in ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor for Dr. Laurie Todd Smith who is the new Director of the Women’s Bureau. It was great to support her today and to meet @USDOL Secretary @SecGeneScalia. pic.twitter.com/yAHYbCUpcA
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) November 14, 2019
Daily Wire contributor Elisha Krauss’ lecture was moved to the student union from the school’s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics to avoid violating the center’s charter, which bars partisan political activity.
Journalism professor Curtis Wilkie, who runs the center, said the request to host Krauss came from a student with the Young Americans for Freedom, which Wilkie said supports the Republican Party. He said requests from both conservative and liberal organizations, including the Young Democrats, have been turned away for the same reasons.
Provost Noel Wilkin called Krauss to apologize.