McCain To Vote For Manchin-Toomey Gun Bill

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) announced Wednesday on the Senate floor that he will vote for the Manchin-Toomey background check legislation, although the bill’s odds have dimmed considerably.

McCain said the legislation is “not overly burdensome nor unconstitutional.”

A vote is set for approximately 4 P.M. Wednesday.

“You may not win today, I say to my two colleagues,” McCain said, “but I will say that you did the right thing.”

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