While four Republican Senators supported a measure for universal background checks on Wednesday, the rest voted down the bipartisan compromise.
In response, MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ host Joe Scarborough, who is a former Republican Congressman, predicted today that the GOP would pay a huge price in the 2014 midterm elections because 90 percent of Americans support universal background checks (video below).
"Mark it down, this is going to be a turning point in the history of the Republican Party as well. And let those out there chattering, let them chatter away all they want to and scream like hyenas," said Scarborough.
"This party that killed this background check yesterday, this party is moving toward extinction. A new Republican Party is going to replace it. And this is going to be a vote that people will look back on and say, ‘That party, that extremism, that was unsustainable.’”
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According to NewRepublic.com, the U.S. Senators that voted for gun background checks, represent about 194 million people, while those who voted against the measure represent around 118 million people.