President Joe Biden joked on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that Republicans who break the rules should be sent "to jail," during an appearance on the late-night talk show on Wednesday (June 8).
Gun control was one of the main issues discussed during the in-studio interview. It comes after the recent horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas which killed 19 students and two teachers and the tragic supermarket shooting in Buffalo, New York last month where 10 Black people were shot dead.
Kimmel asked Biden whether he would issue an executive order to help tackle this problem and the 79-year-old responded that he doesn't want to "emulate [Donald] Trump’s abuse of the Constitution".
“I have issued executive orders within the power of the presidency to be able to deal with these, everything having to do with guns and gun ownership, all the things that are within my power," Biden said.
"What I don’t want to do - and I’m not being facetious - I don’t want to emulate Trump’s abuse of the Constitution and the constitutional authority."
\u201cJimmy Kimmel on Republicans: \u201cIt\u2019s like you\u2019re playing Monopoly with somebody who won\u2019t pass \u2018Go\u2019 and won\u2019t follow any of the rules ... How do you ever make any progress?\u201d\n\nPresident Biden: \u201cWe gotta send them to jail.\u201d\u201d