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Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday rebuked top Senate Republicans for supporting a bipartisan gun control bill, but it appears nearly a third of GOP senators may break with the former president for supporting the law.

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Trump, like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who led Republican talks on the bill, said on his social media platform, Truth Social, that they would join. Are “radical left Democrats” to pass legislation.

The text of the much-anticipated bill, released Tuesday evening, would include increased background checks for gun buyers under the age of 21, federal grants to encourage states to pass red flag laws and keep guns out. For “lovers” included proposals such as closing loopholes. hands of domestic abusers

The Senate voted 64-34 shortly after the text was released to begin debate on the bill, with 14 Republican senators joining all 50 Democrats on the procedural vote.

Sen. Pat Tommy (R-Pa.), who said earlier this month that he supported the bill’s framework, did not appear for Tuesday’s vote but is expected to participate in his final vote.