Smartphone-enabled Democrats Wednesday weren’t the only ones to share thoughts on social media about the unusual happenings on the House floor.
House Democrats Stage Chamber Floor Sit-In For Gun Vote
While Speaker Paul D. Ryan basically ignored the daylong talkathon, rank-and-file Republicans in both chambers joined the gun control-messaging fight sprawled across the world wide web.
Sit-in Democrats Circumvent GOP-Controlled TV Cameras Using Social Media
Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., attempted to open a dialogue with everyone (including reality TV stars).
Freshman Joni Ernst of Iowa and retiring three-term lawmaker Scott Rigell of Virginia both campaigned for finding some way forward.
I support an effective solution to prevent terrorists from obtaining a gun w/out violating constitutional rights https://t.co/kaVqNop3eL
— Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) June 22, 2016
I support policies outlined in @SenatorCollins‘ bipartisan Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act & will introduce similar legislation in House.
— Rep. Scott Rigell (@RepScottRigell) June 22, 2016
Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., seemed intent on standing his ground.
Democrats are staging a sit-in on the House floor. They refuse to leave until our Constitution replaces due process with secret lists.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) June 22, 2016
Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., cried foul.
My statement on dems’ publicity stunt sabotaging approps process on House floor: https://t.co/s2ppeqIX4D
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) June 22, 2016
Rep. Reid Ribble, R-Wis., wanted to drop guns and talk turkey.
#NoBillNoBreak—couldn’t agree more. Let’s talk budget reform.
— Reid Ribble (@RepRibble) June 22, 2016
While former Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., preferred to stir the pot.
As new data shows hundreds of Islamic terror plots in America since 9/11, Dems sit on the floor crying about guns. https://t.co/jOOPfFEQ1M
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 22, 2016
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