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Democrats Staging a Sit In on the House Floor!

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 garlic    2,639

I wonder how long they will sit there?

 

Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House’s legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures. Exasperated Republicans were forced to recess while cutting off the C-SPAN cameras that showed the protest.

A group of nearly 100 Democrats led by Georgia Rep. John Lewis demanded a vote on measures to expand background checks and block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists in the aftermath of last week’s massacre in Orlando, Florida, that killed 49 people. It was the worst shooting in modern U.S. history.

“No bill, no break,” shouted Democrats, who demanded that House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., keep the House in session through its planned weeklong recess next week to debate and vote on gun legislation.

Democrats accused Republicans of political cowardice by failing to schedule a vote.

More: http://wtop.com/government/2016/06/house-democrats-stage-protest-in-dispute-over-guns/

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 garlic    2,639

Rep. John Lewis, one of the last living icons of civil disobedience during the civil rights movement, was leading a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday in an effort to force a vote on gun control.

"Now is the time for us to find a way to dramatize it, to make it real," Lewis, D-Ga., said. "We have to occupy the floor of the House until there is action."

Lewis and roughly 40 House Democrats stood briefly to recite the Pledge of Allegiance as a couple dozen visitors in the gallery looked on.

"No bill, no break," the Democrats chanted loudly before returning to the floor.

It is unusual for members to disrupt the functioning of the House to this degree.

If members do not leave the floor and no compromise is reached, it is largely up to Speaker Paul Ryan to decide whether to use the authority of the House to seek to clear the floor and/or sanction members, or to keep the House in recess and wait out the issue.

The protest is not being televised because the House has not formally gaveled into session. House members took to social media to lodge their protests using the hashtags #NoBillNoBreak, #NOMORESILENCE and #goodtrouble.

More: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/house-democrats-hold-sit-gun-control-n597041

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 DarkKnightNomeD    2,079
13 minutes ago, CGK said:

Maybe Hillary will send them Pizza and Soda!

We can end this right now. Spike the soda with lotion and send them brownies with laxative. :D

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 Millevolt    648

They are SCARED! And they SHOULD be. Because they are really PISSING us off! They want gun control, because they know we are getting precariously close to the edge. They know. Common sense gun control starts with a common sense immigration policy, because back when I went to school, 3/4 of the pickup trucks in the school parking lot had full gun racks in the back window, WITH NO PROBLEMS! And we DIDN'T have an out of control totalitarian government that was for the enemy and against US!

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 garlic    2,639

President Obama tweets on House sit-in: 'Thank you John Lewis for leading on gun violence where we need it most'

Maybe King Putt should join them on the floor and show his leadership? Oh never mind he's probably out trying to get  in a quick 9 holes.

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