House Erupts In Shouting By Democrats During Moment Of Silence For Orlando Victims…
Next time lock the Democrats out during the middle of the night.
Via The Hill:
House Democrats staged protests in response to a moment of silence on the floor Monday evening for the victims of the attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando.
After Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) led the House in the moment of silence in honor of the 49 people who died in the massacre on Sunday, the chamber quickly erupted into shouting as Democrats expressed frustration over the lack of votes to restrict guns after repeated mass shootings.
“Where’s the bill?” Democrats chanted.
“Show some respect!” other Democrats shouted.
Some lawmakers walked out of the House chamber before the moment of silence began in protest, including Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.). Earlier in the day, Himes declared that he wouldn’t participate in any more moments of silence to protest the lack of legislative responses to mass shootings.
“The fact is that a moment of silence is an act of respect, and we supported that. But it is a not a license to do nothing,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters off the House floor afterward.
“Members have just had enough of having one minute, a moment of silence on the floor, and then take no action,” she said.
After the moment of silence ended, Assistant House Minority Leader Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) tried to seek recognition, a request Ryan denied. Clyburn told reporters that he wanted to speak about the upcoming anniversary this Friday of the shooting at a historically black church in his district a year ago in Charleston.