Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says he is pushing a mental health bill from Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) as a response to gun violence.
Ryan was asked in an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” in an unaired segment posted on the network’s website, whether he would propose any gun legislation.
“I haven’t thought of proposing gun legislation, I think the big problem we have is enforcing the law as we have on the books right now,” Ryan said.
He then pivoted to mental health.
“The other issue that I think we need to take a look at, and I’m pushing this in the Commerce committee, is Congressman Murphy’s legislation on mental health,” Ryan said. “I think we need to improve our mental health laws so we can address these problems before they get out of control, because mental health is a component to a lot of these shootings that, I think, we have not looked at seriously enough.”
Murphy’s bill, which would overhaul the system for treating seriously mentally ill people, was cast as the Republican response to the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting when the measure was first introduced in 2013.
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