Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “remains committed” to filibustering gun control legislation after a bipartisan deal on background checks was announced Wednesday by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA), his office said.
“[T]he senator remains opposed to expanded background checks as they inevitably set a path to a national gun registry,” Cruz’s spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told TPM in an email. “He remains committed to his plan, along with Sens. Paul and Lee and 11 other senators, to prevent passage of legislation that will infringe on all law-abiding Americans’ constitutional rights. Legislation addressing the issue of gun violence must focus on keeping guns out of criminals’ hands.”