Skip to comments.Democrats stage sit-in on House floor to force gun vote
Posted on 06/22/2016 9:36:58 AM PDT by PROCON
More than two dozen House Democrats staged a "sit-in" on the House floor Wednesday in protest of GOP leadership's refusal to allow a vote on a gun control measure following the Orlando massacre.
Led by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and more than 40 Democrats walked into the chamber just before noon and pledged to occupy the House floor until GOP leadership allowed a vote.
Democrats have tried numerous times over the past week to force a vote on a so-called "no fly, no buy" bill, which would bar terror suspects on the no-fly" list from purchasing guns.
We have been too quiet for too long, Lewis said. There comes a time when you have to say something. You have to make a little noise. You have to move your feet. This is the time.
"How many more mothers? How many more fathers need to shed tears of grief before we do something?" Lewis continued, his voice rising in intensity. "Give us a vote. Let us vote. We came here to do our job. We came here to work.
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Hey 'rats, you're the minority party, REMEMBER?
Why don't you go after the real problem, ISLAMIC TERRORISM!
Turn off the AC, the WiFi and the lights.
Ryan will cave any second now!
Oh, well ... IF THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT ... I guess that’s their choice.
Republicans should simply insist that they wish to do the peoples’ business and Democrats are in the way.
Part of the "Occupy Uranus" movement.
“Sergeant At Arms, FIX BAYONETS !!!”
And play CW music.
Omar Mateen was investigated twice by the FBI but he was not on the ‘NO FLY’ list.
Why not? What the Dems are doing is just political grandstanding.
Wonder if they put hoodies on also, you know, flavor of the month.
They’re so dedicated to America’s well being and safety! Between this and Obamacare, we’re all set! Thanks Congress for taking such loving care of us!! (~extreme sarcastic barfing in a projectile manner)
Democrats against civil rights again?
Seems like a pattern with them.
Why don’t they stomp their feet and hold their breath while they’re at it?
Democrats engage in sit-in in Congress over gun control: ‘We will occupy this floor’
101 Ways to Kill People
People killing people isn't new. The BOMB is the most efficacious way to kill MASSES of people. But, we know that.
Should have arrested them.
So vaguely reminiscent of the ‘60s.
If John Lewis, Barack Obama, John Kerry, and people like that are for it, I am against it.
It is that simple. I admit it is orthodoxy.
People who subscribe to orthodoxy often means they are not thinking just accepting, but...I have to reserve my brain cycles for things that actually deserve it. And if it is true that you can judge someone by the company they keep (and it is true) then I can adopt an orthodoxy that says “Anything supported by an extreme left wing liberal that is being opposed by anyone with half a brain, may be dismissed out of hand as a bad idea.”
I say that because if even one person with half a brain opposes people like him, that means that at least there is a half a brain somewhere thinking critically about an issue.
ISIS assaults Orlando, 49 dead.. DEMOCRATS ASSAULT THE CONSTITUTION!
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