SPONSORED:

Warren says gun control depends on Democratic control of Senate, urges people to donate

Warren says gun control depends on Democratic control of Senate, urges people to donate

Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenStudent loan forgiveness would be windfall for dentists, doctors and lawyers OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden's Interior Department temporarily blocks new drilling on public lands | Group of GOP senators seeks to block Biden moves on Paris, Keystone | Judge grants preliminary approval for 0M Flint water crisis settlement Senate approves waiver for Biden's Pentagon nominee MORE (D-Mass.) urged her supporters on Monday to donate to Democratic Senate candidates, citing Republican inaction on gun control. 

"If we're going to address the gun violence epidemic in our country, we need to take back the Senate in 2020," Warren wrote in an email to supporters. 

"I'll fight my heart out to make sure Democrats win up and down the ballot in 2020 — but if we're going to beat Republicans and the gun lobby, it's going to take a grassroots movement," she continued. 

ADVERTISEMENT

The email follows the deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, which took place less than 24 hours apart over the weekend. 

President Trump suggested on Monday connecting stricter background checks on gun buyers to immigration reform legislation. 

Democrats have since called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden leans on Obama-era appointees on climate Kentucky Republican committee rejects resolution urging McConnell to condemn Trump impeachment Calls grow for 9/11-style panel to probe Capitol attack MORE (R-Ky.) to reconvene the upper chamber over the August recess to take action on gun control. 

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerCapitol insurrection fallout: A PATRIOT Act 2.0? Schumer calls for DOJ watchdog to probe alleged Trump effort to oust acting AG Student loan forgiveness would be windfall for dentists, doctors and lawyers MORE (D-N.Y.) called on McConnell on Monday to bring up a stand-alone background check bill. 

Warren said it was "inexcusable" that the House legislation on universal background checks has not been put up for a vote in the Senate. 

"During the last election, we flipped the House. And in February, the Democratic-led House passed bipartisan legislation that would make a meaningful impact on this crisis," Warren said. "But five months after passing the House, and more than six and a half years after Sandy Hook, that bill is still sitting on Mitch McConnell's desk. It's inexcusable."