Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) gave the Manchin-Toomey gun legislation the thumbs up over the weekend, saying he’s “very favorably disposed” to their compromise proposal to expand mandatory background checks for gun sales.
“I’m very favorbly disposed,” McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Eighty percent of the American people want to see a better background check procedure.”
But he said he still has some questions and left a bit of room to oppose it.
“The Internet aspect of it, which I need more explanations — greater explanation of, but, look, I appreciate their work,” he said. “And the American people want to do what we can to prevent these tragedies. And there’s a lot more that needs to be done particularly in the area of mental health.”
Asked if it’s something he thinks he could vote for, McCain responded, “Yes — I’ve got to give them credit. And I want to look at it, but I’m very favorably disposed.”