Sen. Murphy: Opposing Obama on Guns Puts GOP on ‘Dangerous Ground’
MITCHELL: "Do you think that there are going to be legal challenge after legal challenge? How stymied is he likely to be in this final year in office?"
MURPHY: "I think there will be legal challenges. I don’t think they will stand up. I’m sure that my Republican colleagues in the House and Senate will try to block his executive action. They will not succeed. They won’t get the votes in the Senate and even if they did, the president would veto it. I think it’s dangerous ground for Republicans. I understand in the Republican presidential primary, being against background checks may be politically advantageous, but in a general election context when 90 percent of Americans in poll after poll say that they want more background checks to cover gun sales, I think it’s a losing proposition for Republicans. So there will be legal challenges, there will be political challenges but this is good policy for the president, but it’s also good politics for anybody that’s going to get behind it."
MITCHELL: "Senator Chris Murphy, thanks so much for joining us today."