ICYMI: Todd Young flip flops on support for The Jobs Act, bipartisan infrastructure investment for America’s future
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today questioned whether U.S Senator Todd Young would flip flop his endorsement of the bipartisan deal on gun safety – just as he did on The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (The Jobs Act). Young announced his “support” for the legislation yesterday, which would strengthen background checks for Americans under 21 and increase protections for domestic violence victims (known as the boyfriend loophole). But until the vote happens, Hoosiers shouldn’t hold their breath – because election-year partisanship comes first for this Senator.
Will Todd Young flip flop on his support for the Senate’s bipartisan gun safety deal – just like he did with his support for The Jobs Act?
Should Todd Young reverse his support for this gun safety legislation, he would literally put the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) $3 million in campaign dollars ahead of our children, domestic violence victims, and communities across the state. He would also be just like the rest of his party. Just last week, Indiana Republicans in the state’s Congressional delegation voted “NO” on the Protecting Our Kids Act. And back home in Indiana, Statehouse Republicans ignored opposition from voters and warnings from state law enforcement by passing permitless carry last session.
It’s hard to take Young’s words seriously because like the rest of The Indiana GOP, he has no plans for Indiana’s future – just political performance and partisanship.
SHOT: Todd Young expresses support for the bipartisan gun safety deal
Indiana Public Media: “U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) said he supports parts of gun control legislation agreed to Sunday by 10 Republican and 10 Democratic senators and is waiting for the final proposal.
The agreement includes support for states to adopt red flag laws, funding for school safety resources and enhanced background checks for gun buyers under 21 years old.”
CHASER: Todd Young flip flops on The Jobs Act, after being a voice in the bipartisan negotiations
July 28, 2021: Todd Young supports the infrastructure deal, calling it an “historic investment” for the nation
August 9, 2021: Sen. Young withdraws support for $1 trillion infrastructure bill