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Stacey Dash clutches pearls over House sit-in: ‘I’ve never seen anything so uncivilized in my life’

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Fox News contributor Stacey Dash blasted House Democrats for conducting what she said was an “uncivilized” protest in an effort to get a vote on gun safety bills.

On Thursday’s edition of Outnumbered, Dash agreed with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), who called the Democrats’ protest a “fundraising stunt.”

“That’s all it is,” she opined. “It’s so uncivilized. I’ve never seen anything so uncivilized in my life. And in the House chamber, I mean, to behave that way.”

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“And these are the people that are supposed to be representing, fighting for you,” she continued. “But this is our Second Amendment. They want to put more laws — and they think that’s going to stop bad people? No, that’s just going to stop good people from being able to defend themselves.”

Co-host Julie Roginsky reminded Dash that House Republicans had “pioneered” a similar sit-in over gas prices in 2008.

“That doesn’t make it right,” Dash insisted.

“We should come together on things that we all agree on,” Roginsky said. “Universal background checks. The vast majority of gun owners agree on this. Nobody’s doing anything about it.”

“I think the matter is, it’s the timing,” co-host Harris Faulkner interrupted. “It doesn’t apply tapestry-wise on what happened in Orlando.”

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Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast June 23, 2016.


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China on Monday slapped retaliatory sanctions on three senior Republican lawmakers and a US envoy in a deepening row over Beijing's treatment of Uighurs in the western Xinjiang region.

Some of the most outspoken critics of China -- Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz along with Congressman Chris Smith -- were targeted by the action, as well as the US ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, Sam Brownback.

The unspecified "corresponding sanctions" were announced days after the US imposed visa bans and asset freezes on several Chinese officials, including the Communist Party chief in Xinjiang, Chen Quanguo, over rights abuses in the region.

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused an "unprecedented education emergency" with up to 9.7 million children affected by school closures at risk of never going back to class, Save the Children warned Monday.

The British charity cited UNESCO data showing that in April, 1.6 billion young people were shut out of school and university due to measures to contain COVID-19 -- about 90 percent of the world's entire student population.

"For the first time in human history, an entire generation of children globally have had their education disrupted," it said in a new report, Save our Education.

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The government's response to the pandemic has further enriched the wealthy, while everyday people, especially Black and Brown workers, face sickness, death, and destitution. Government handouts to the rich are unsurprising, since they repeat the century-old pattern of "rescue packages", but another pattern is more perplexing: why have business leaders not stepped up to demand a robust public health response, which would ultimately be in their own self-interest? The titans of industry have mostly stood by in the face of Trump's criminal negligence, which has devastated much of the 99% but also endangers the wealthy.

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