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John Legend Says Republicans Are Cowards

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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John Legend said Republicans are cowards after a vote to increase funding for federal background checks didn’t pass Monday.

John Legend

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In several tweets Monday, the 37-year-old singer said the GOP needed to be voted out of leadership in order “to get anything done on guns.” (RELATED: Kim Kardashian: ‘Gun Laws HAVE To Change’)

“The foolishness and heartlessness coming from our Congress re: gun control is not surprising, but still so very disappointing and shameful,” Legend tweeted.

“You don’t get to talk ‘tough on terror’ if you’re too afraid of the NRA to do anything about guns. You’re a coward.”

“We have to vote the GOP out of leadership of both House & Senate to get anything done on guns. Please vote in November.” (RELATED: Kim Kardashian: ‘The Senate Has Failed Americans On Gun Control’)

Senators voted 53-47 on a proposal that would reauthorize funding for the National Criminal Instant Background Check System and 44-56 on a vote that would require a background check for most sales or transfers of guns. Both needed 60 votes to move forward.