Speaking alongside McCain, Biden said that the public is looking for some way to respond to last year’s mass shooting, according to the Republic.
“I don’t think the American people knew exactly what to do, but that’s what they look to their leadership for,” Biden said. “They look to us and hope that we’re mature enough to figure out what is logical that we can do to diminish the prospect of it happening again.”
In addition to Biden, a host of current and former senators will also be at the forum this weekend, which is centered on the topic, “How Can We Promote Freedom and Democracy Effectively?"
The attendees include Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamUnder pressure, Dems hold back Gorsuch support A real national security budget would fully fund State Department Gorsuch rewrites playbook for confirmation hearings MORE (R-S.C.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseDems introduce MAR-A-LAGO Act to publish visitor logs Under pressure, Dems hold back Gorsuch support Live coverage: Day three of Supreme Court nominee hearing MORE (D-R.I.), former Sens. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), as well as former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo and Wal-Mart President and CEO Bill Simon.
The McCain Institute received a $9 million donation last year in leftover funds from McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. The institute, which is part of Arizona State University, focuses on national security and global affairs.