Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) told reporters on Wednesday that the compromise legislation he crafted with Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) to expand background checks for gun purchasers does not have enough votes to pass the Senate when it comes up for a vote.
Manchin told NBC News reporter Kelly O’Donnell that his amendment will fail in the Senate when it comes up for a vote:
Sen. Joe Manchin tells me “we will not get the votes today” expanded background checks to fail in Senate. Try again he says.
— Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO) April 17, 2013