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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) defends President Trump's sharing of classified intelligence with Russian officials during a press conference on Capitol Hill on May 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. McConnell has joined other Republicans backing proposed legislation to bolster the background-check system intended to prevent criminals from buying guns, said Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democratic sponsor of the bill.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) defends President Trump's sharing of classified intelligence with Russian officials during a press conference on Capitol Hill on May 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. McConnell has joined other Republicans backing proposed legislation to bolster the background-check system intended to prevent criminals from buying guns, said Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democratic sponsor of the bill.