Trey Gowdy stole a little bit of Nancy Cordes’ thunder on CBS Sunday morning by curtly reminding her that he is not in fact a member of the Republican House leadership team.
Gowdy and the “Face The Nation” guest host were discussing potential new legislation to curb future mass shootings, like Wednesday’s tragedy in Parkland, Florida.
Gowdy suggested implementing “a duty to disclose” for law enforcement to act when certain individuals exhibit violent or concerning behavior.
“We have it in other categories of law,” the South Carolina Republican explained. “You could impose a lawful duty to disclose if you hear that someone is planning to do something.”
“The shooting in Florida,” he continued, “you didn’t need a duty to disclose. People did come forward and put the FBI on notice.”
Gowdy further added that he is “fine with doing away with any instrumentality that converts a semi automatic to a fully automatic.”
“So you’re a member of leadership,” Cordes incorrectly asserted. “When will we see a vote on that?”
“I’m not a member of leadership,” Gowdy corrected, “but I’m happy to ask them when and if we’re going to see a vote. I don’t know that it requires a vote of Congress. I think ATF can regulate bump stocks tomorrow.”