Watch Jim McDermott rip Paul Ryan during House sit-in: 'He's up in his office crying'
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) speaks during a sit-in protest on June 22, 2016. (YouTube)

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) mocked House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in the midst of a Democratic Party protest against legislative inaction on gun safety proposals.


McDermott said the sit-in, organized by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), came on the day that Ryan was to roll out a Republican alternative to the Alternative Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.

"You threw a bomb under the door of his rolling out this health care bill. So if you're wondering where he is, he's up in his office crying," said McDermott. "I mean, he had this thing all set, he had it all ready to go and we did this to him. You think you think there won't be payback? You don't know the Irish."

The footage was posted on Facebook by McDermott's colleague Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) after C-SPAN's regular broadcast of House proceedings was shut off. The network subsequently posted a feed using the Periscope app.

Watch McDermott's remarks, as posted online, below.