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.
Trump ridiculed for plan to build a ‘National Garden of American Heroes’: ‘Surprised he didn’t include Zorro’
At President Donald Trump's Independence Day Speech at Mount Rushmore, he pledged to sign an executive order establishing the "National Garden of American Heroes" in reaction to efforts to tear down monuments glorifying racist historical figures. Although many of the people proposed by the administration for the garden, like Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr., are fairly universally beloved, others, like former President Ronald Reagan, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and evangelical preacher Billy Graham, are sharply partisan choices.
The White House just sent out the text of the executive order. It creates a task force to recommend how and where to create this new garden. And it specifies the statues that should be in the park (including Antonin Scalia): pic.twitter.com/fGjFbr4JtQ
WATCH: Maskless Kimberly Guilfoyle gives speech to Trump supporters the day before her positive COVID test was announced
Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend, Trump campaign fundraiser Kimberly Guilfoyle, made headlines with the announcement she tested positive for COVID-19 with hours to go before President Donald Trump's speech at Mount Rushmore. The campaign was quick to note that this occurred before the president arrived in the state, that Guilfoyle and Trump Jr. would be backing out of attending the president's speech, and that they would not have any contact with him until further notice.
Guilfoyle’s positive COVID-19 test a ‘set-back’ for troubled Trump campaign trying to brush off pandemic fears: report
According to the Washington Post, the report that top Donald Trump 2020 campaign official, and girlfriend to Don Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle has tested positive for COVID-19 is not only a setback for the president's troubled campaign but also a stark reminder that the coronavirus is still spreading rapidly despite the president's denials.