When Conscience Conflicts With Constituents

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April 24 TOTN Junkie segment


Ken Rudin, NPR's Political Junkie
Marjorie Margolies, former Democratic representative from Pennsylvania
Chris Cannon, former Republican representative from Utah

Last week, the Senate voted against a proposal for background checks on gun buyers. Several senators from states with strong pro-gun constituencies cast votes supporting the checks despite voter polls. On divisive issues, politicians may often face a choice between personal and public opinion.



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