After many of them sent "thoughts and prayers" toward the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando last week, Senate Republicans cast enough votes against a group of gun safety bills on Monday -- including two proposals from within their own party -- to prevent them from moving forward.
The move, while perhaps not surprising, still angered many Twitter users who supported the measures, which included expanded background checks and a ban on gun sales to individuals on terrorism watch lists.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who accused Democrats of trying to "craft the next 30-second campaign ad," came under particular criticism, while other users took the moment as a call to vote the Kentucky lawmaker and his colleagues out for their actions on Monday.
@SenateMajLdr Lifetime Republican here. What is keeping the GOP from passing a bill that keeps ppl on a no fly list from buying guns??— Kevin Herron (@Kevin Herron) 1466464107.0
So what exactly is the magic number of people who have to die in a mass shooting before our leaders really give a shit? #DisarmHate— Maria Elena Fernandez (@Maria Elena Fernandez) 1466464632.0
Anyone who tells you that Senate Republicans are representing the will of the people are truly, truly naive/gullible/dishonest. #guncontrol— AlanGSmyth (@AlanGSmyth) 1466465196.0
The Senate is overrun with Republicans who don't care what Americans want. Time to vote them out.— Alec 🌹 (@Alec 🌹) 1466465587.0
Their blood is on your hands #gunreform #Enough #ReformGunLaws #innocentliveslost #DisarmHate— Jamie says Damnit. Just Vote (@Jamie says Damnit. Just Vote) 1466465928.0
The @GOP is an embarrassment to humanity. Our Senators got paid well by the @NRA to ignore murdered children & public massacres. #guncontrol— James Parker Sheffield (@James Parker Sheffield) 1466462463.0
Keep seeing people upset that the senate rejected a gun control bill. The GOP is OWNED by the gun lobby why would it pass? lol Now go vote— WesNemo (@WesNemo) 1466465939.0
Republicans proved today that they are SOFT on terror. #DisarmHate— Matt Murphy (@Matt Murphy) 1466463917.0