House Democrats Stage Worthless Sit-In to Protest the 2nd Amendment
What a joke!
House Democrats staged an old-school sit-in and said they were going to stay on the floor until they got a chance to vote on gun control. Well, they got tired around 3:15am and most decided they’d made enough of a point…so went home to the comforts of their beds.
It takes two to tango! The Republicans are guilty, too. Don’t get me wrong…I AM OPPOSED TO GUN CONTROL! Yet, I’m for our Congress working together to come up with solutions for us. Obviously, some issue’s will be harder to resolve than others.
With all of the significant problems we face in this country…pillow fights are childish and not getting things done.
The only winners in their partial slumber-party-sleep-over….was the media, who were given something to talk about.
Instead of getting the work of the people done, politicians are more interested in making sure they have “photo-ops” of moments when they were “going-all-in” to work hard for their constituents.
Remember the famous quote in Jerry Maguire ( Tom Cruise ): “Show me the money”? Well, Congress…show us/Americans that you can do the work of the people!
SHOW US THE RESULTS!
The sit-in was broadcast live through C-SPAN and social media across the country, beginning Wednesday morning. Democrats seized the floor and demanded a vote (on nothing in particular), ripping Republicans for being “silent for too long” about the “epidemic” of shootings, while the GOP blasted the demonstrations as a “stunt” and “disgrace.”
Democrats and Republicans clashed throughout the night in the House chamber. Several Republicans heckled Democrats, and tensions flared when Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, confronted Democrats speaking on the floor about radical Islam, prompting at least one plainclothes Capitol security officer to walk onto the floor, as members separated the representatives.
Around 10 p.m., House Speaker Paul Ryan briefly called the chamber back into order amid shouts of “No Bill, No Break” from the protesting members of Congress. The roar was so loud in the chamber, with chants of “Shame,” that the speaker’s voice could not be heard. Democrats also were heard singing, “We Shall Overcome.”
The House finally adjourned this morning at 3:19 a.m., after passing a $1.1 billion Zika funding proposal, with no votes on gun control.
“Democrats can continue to talk, but the reality is that they have no end-game strategy,” Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said in a statement. “The Senate has already defeated the measure they’re calling for. The House is focused on eliminating terrorists, not constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens. No stunts on the floor will change that.”
Led by Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, the members had planned to stay on the floor until they get a vote on proposals to strengthen background checks and block individuals on the “terror watch list” and “no-fly” list from buying guns.
During a 3:30 a.m. news conference amid #NoBillNoBreak marathon, Democrats declared victory after more than 17 hours of turmoil on the House floor, despite not getting the votes on gun control they had sought… we’ll see how this plays out today.