Houston Police Chief Slams Republicans for Loyalty to NRA

HeadlineDec 10, 2019

In Houston, Texas, Police Chief Art Acevedo slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Texas Republican Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz for not reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, after a Houston police sergeant was killed while responding to a domestic violence call.

Art Acevedo: “We all know in law enforcement that one of the biggest reasons that the Senate and Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and others are not getting into a room and having a conference committee with the House and getting the Violence Against Women Act is because the NRA doesn’t like the fact that we want to take firearms out of the hands of boyfriends that abuse their girlfriends. And who killed our sergeant? A boyfriend abusing his girlfriend.”

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