Asked Tuesday night after the State of the Union if the Senate should vote on President Obama's proposals to reform gun laws, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) had a response: Ask Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).
"Well, it's going to be up to the majority leader if he wants to bring a bill up on the floor," Thune told a small group of reporters. "I assume there's going to be some action up here at some point on that legislation. I don't know what it's going to look like yet. I assume there'll be lots of votes on lots of different issues."
Obama made an impassioned plea for improved gun safety during his speech, naming victims of gun violence and repeatedly saying, "They deserve a vote," to thunderous applause in the chamber.
Reid has long been skeptical of gun control laws but says he supports items like stiffer background checks.