Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) challenged Vice President Joe Biden to debate him on gun control Friday after learning about Biden’s vague plan to approach Congress with a new plan to restrict gun ownership:
“I would like to invite the Vice President to engage in an hour-long conversation and debate: how do we stop crime? If Vice President Biden really believes that the facts are on his side…then I would think he would welcome the opportunity to talk about the sources; the causes of violent crime — who is carrying it out, and how we can do everything humanly possible to stop it.”
Cruz’s remarks came in a speech to the National Rifle Association’s leadership forum.
Biden announced Thursday he would be launching a cross-country trip to appeal for expanded background checks and gun trafficking laws, but that he and President Barack Obama hadn’t yet discussed the plan.