Earlier today, I contacted Shumlin spokesflack Sue Allen to see if the Governor had issued a statement on President Obama’s gun control proposals.
You know, since the Governor had earlier refused to take any stands whatsoever on the issue until the President came out with a plan.
Well, I just got an answer. Here’s the Gov’s statement in its entirety:
“No one should have to go through the tragedy experienced by the families in Newtown last month. I appreciate the thorough discussion about gun violence prevention by President Obama, Vice President Biden and others. Common sense dictates that we will only make progress in curbing senseless violence in our country with a 50-state solution. I support the President’s recommendations, and urge Congress to work collaboratively to adopt comprehensive federal legislation.”
It takes him a while to get to the point, but as I read the final sentence, the Governor has issued a complete endorsement of the President’s plan — the executive orders and the proposed legislation.
That ought to put a dent into his NRA rating.