WATCH: Reps ‘not afraid of NRA,’ key GOP lawmaker says

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), an ardent supporter of President Trump, says the president is wrong that his GOP colleagues are afraid of the National Rifle Association (NRA), as well as when Trump says “comprehensive” gun legislation is the best way to prevent future school shootings.

One day after Trump held a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers in which he said many “are petrified of the NRA,” Cole, who describes himself as a “real conservative” tells The Hill it would be be better for Congress to tackle “several” smaller bills on gun violence.

“I noticed the president yesterday saying he likes the word ‘comprehensive,’ ” Cole said in a Thursday interview. “Well, with…

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