House Democrats’ Sit-In Shows No Signs Of Stopping
If they do pass it, every single conservative will end up on the no fly list…
Children sit on the floor & whine when they don’t get their little baby way! Lock the doors, turn the lights off, and leave them there. Anyone care?
WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers launched an extraordinary protest Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor, bringing legislative business to a halt to highlight their demand for a vote on gun control legislation. But Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said the dramatic protest was simply a “publicity stunt.”
Scores of House lawmakers took to the House floor before noon and refused to let Republicans resume regular business until the House votes on gun control. They took turns for hours talking about gun violence, ticking off mass shootings in Newtown, Conn., Charleston, S.C., San Bernardino, Calif., and Orlando, Fla., where Omar Mateen slaughtered 49 people and injured 53 others June 12.
“What is the tipping point? Are we blind? Can we see? How many more mothers, how many more fathers need to shed tears of grief before we do something?” exclaimedRep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who kicked off the sit-in. “We have been too quiet for too long. There comes a time when you have to say something, when you have to make a little noise, when you have to move your feet. This is the time. Now is the time to get in the way. The time to act is now. We will be silent no more.”
Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, attempted to gavel the House into order at noon, but when the Democrats refused to quiet, he gaveled the House into recess instead.
House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., suggested early on that could be a marathon recess, and Democrats continued to hold the floor long into the evening. More