"That's explosive. This is a private citizen being summoned to the Oval Office and being directed to give a message to the attorney general," Mr. Cicilline said. "This is classic obstruction of justice."
"This is a time that demands not words but actions," said Rep. David N. Cicilline of Rhode Island, a House Democratic leader who also called for a ban on assault weapons. "As we have seen time and time again, it is far too easy for bad people to buy guns in our country. Congress must act now."