Posted June 15, 2016 2:23 pm by Comments

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn

Chris Murphy (D-CT) speaks as Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) looks on during an event hosted by 'Everytown for Gun Safety' and 'Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America,' on Capitol Hill, July 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. Both groups who hosted the event are urging Congress to discuss potential legislation to expand background checks on gun sales. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats have launched a filibuster over gun control during debate on a spending bill currently on the floor of the upper chamber.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) began to filibuster as he said he just can’t “pretend like this is business as usual” this week in the Senate after a 29-year-old Muslim man fatally shot 49 people at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando over the weekend.

“We have got to find a way to come together,” Murphy said. “Now, I don’t know how long this will take, but I’m going to stand here and hold the floor while we give time to our colleagues to try and find a path forward.”

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) speaks during a Capitol Hill event hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. (Getty Images/Drew Angerer)

Murphy will have help during his filibuster from his fellow Senate Democrats, including New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who said he cleared his entire day to support Murphy on the Senate floor. Murphy also gained the support of Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

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Source:: The Blaze

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