Sit-In Democrats Circumvent GOP-Controlled TV Cameras Using Social Media

With C-SPAN cut from its normal feed, members took to social media to broadcast the event

(Judy Chu/Twitter)
(Judy Chu/Twitter)
Posted June 22, 2016 at 4:06pm

With the C-SPAN cameras shut off by House Republican leaders, demonstrating Democrats took to stumping on social media throughout Wednesday’s sit-in on the House floor.  


Why You Can’t See the House Sit-In on C-SPAN


Eventually, C-SPAN even picked up some members live streams and used it in place of the GOP-controlled House cameras.

Here’s what the Democratic effort on social media looked like:


California Rep. Scott Peters

Facebook Live

Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence  

New York Rep. Joseph Crowley  

Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke California Rep. Mark Takano


D.C. shadow Sen. Paul Strauss (and many others) …

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