The Vermont senator’s vote will be his first since January
Bernie Sanders will return to the Senate Monday to vote on gun control legislation.
The Vermont senator’s vote will be his first since January, USA Today reports. Sanders, who is still running for President, missed Wednesday’s Democratic filibuster for gun control led by Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy. Republicans agreed to hold votes on gun control measures early Thursday morning, concluding the nearly 15-hour filibuster.
During the Democratic primary, presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton has tried to corner Sanders on his past positions on guns, namely a 2005 vote for legislation that protected gun makers from certain lawsuits. But in a Thursday address to supporters, Sanders said he would come out strong for gun control. “As the recent tragedy in Orlando has made crystal clear, we must ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons, end the gun show loophole and expand instant background checks,” he said.