Feingold: Hillary Might Issue Executive Order on Guns

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Russ Feingold, the former Democratic senator from Wisconsin who is running again in an attempt to win back his old Senate seat, was recorded at a fundraiser saying that Hillary Clinton might issue an executive order on guns.

The video was captured by James O’ Keefe’s Project Veritas at an Aug. 17, $2,700 per-head fundraiser held at the Palo-Alto, Calif., home of Democratic donors Amy Rao and Harry Plant. Palo-Alto is located 10 minutes away from Stanford University, where Feingold taught after leaving his position as a special envoy at the U.S. State Department.

Feingold can be heard in the video discussing what Hillary Clinton could do in relation to guns if she were to be elected president.

"If there’s still Republican control in Congress, and if Hillary is elected, is there anything she can do to uhh…," a person asks Feingold within the video. "Well, there might be an executive order," Feingold responds.

"Oh, so she can, I know that Bara…" the questioner counters. Feingold then talks of President Obama’s executive orders throughout his two terms.

"He did some executive orders with the aspects of waiting periods. But what we all need is the Senate, have her there, and then put pressure on the House. And we might win the House," Feingold says.

Later in the video, the former senator says that an overwhelming amount of people in the state of Wisconsin believes there should be background checks.

"But what I do is I go with the majority view of the people of the state, which is very common sense. They believe there should be background checks. Overwhelmingly, they believe there should be background checks for the internet and for gun shows."

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