WATCH: House Dems erupt in righteous anger after ‘moment of silence’ for Orlando victims
In the wake of the Orlando massacre, some Democrats are fed up with only offering “thoughts and prayers” for victims and want to take concrete action to reduce the deadly toll of gun violence in the United States.
After House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) led a brief moment of silence for the victims of the Orlando terror attack on Monday, House Democrats erupted in angry protest about the government’s lack of action on passing major gun control legislation.
After Ryan banged the gavel to mark the end of the moment of silence, many Democrats began shouting “Where’s the bill?” and “No leadership!”
Shortly after, Ryan yielded the floor to South Carolina Democratic Rep. James Clyburn, who emphasized the need for Congress to move forward on three pieces of legislation that are designed to address gun violence in the United States. Ryan showed no willingness to commit to considering any such legislation and angry boos subsequently filled the chamber.
Check out a video of the chaos in the House below.