Sen. Harry Reid lashed out at Marco Rubio on the Senate floor today for voting against gun control measures.

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Harry Reid rips Rubio over gun votes

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June

Sen. Harry Reid lashed out at Marco Rubio on the Senate floor today for voting against gun control measures.

“How can the junior senator from Florida, who all of a sudden is again interested in running for re-election, how can he speak of running for office again when he voted to let potential terrorists buy assault weapons and explosives?” Reid said. "That is how he voted."

Reid's comments came in a broader attack on Republicans over gun control following the mass shooting in Orlando.

“The junior senator voted against every gun safety measure. He was quoted as saying with what happened, I might reconsider (retiring). Better reconsider his gun votes. He voted against background checks, assault weapons ban, against legislation limiting the size of ammunition clips. I ask again, is this what we want for America, mass shooting after mass shooting?”

Rubio did not explicity say he would run again. But he told Hugh Hewitt that the Orlando shooting gave him "pause to think" about how he can serve.

We have asked Rubio's office for a response.

[Last modified: Monday, June 13, 2016 5:24pm]

    

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