BREAKING: Sen. Joe Manchin ‘we will not get the votes today’ — expanded background checks to fail in Senate

toomey and manchinSen. 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:

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