‘Shame! Shame!’: House Democrats shout Paul Ryan down as he tries to stop #NoBreakNoBill sit-in
House Democrats shouted over Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) late Tuesday night as he attempted to reconvene the chamber following their sit-in protest.
Ryan returned to the chamber just after 10 p.m. EST, at which point C-SPAN resumed its broadcast. Its cameras were shut down earlier in the day, forcing Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) and others to use the Periscope online app to broadcast speeches from Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and several others.
The protest called for an expansion of background checks on gun sales, as well as a move to ban people on the terrorist watch list and government “no fly” list from being able to buy firearms. Critics have argued that the latter proposal would only enable further racial profiling against Arab-Americans.
A graphic posted by C-SPAN shows Ryan managed to convene a vote on legislation unrelated to the gun safety proposals, as seen below:
Watch Ryan attempt to get the House back in order, as posted online, below.