President Trump left Washington for his August vacation and Congress is out of session until September.
However, a vacation isn’t stopping anyone from discussing what to do about gun control in the wake of two mass shootings that left 31 people dead in Ohio and Texas.
President Trump declared support for new gun background check legislation, saying “we have tremendous support for really common sense, sensible, important background checks.”
Ahead of his vacation, the President told reporters that lawmakers, both Democratic and Republican, are totally on board.
That is despite what Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell saying he wouldn’t bring the Senate back from their recess to debate the issue.
This is not the first time President Trump has promised action on background checks.
He expressed support after last year’s high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Trump later changed course on that.