Sen. Heitkamp: Odessa shootings 'changed that dynamic' around gun legislation

Heitkamp says the mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, changed the gun debate.

ByAvery Miller
September 4, 2019, 7:35 PM

Former North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat and strong supporter of gun rights, said the mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, has "changed that dynamic" around the gun debate.

"All of these people are going to be in in Washington in a way that they haven't been there before, because they feel, and I think it's true, that the political winds are changing. That even within the Republican Party, there is a demand for some kind of reaction. And it can't be anemic," she told Powerhouse Politics podcast hosts Jon Karl and Rick Klein.