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    John Lewis leads sit-in on House floor over guns

    Washington (CNN)Georgia Rep. John Lewis is leading a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday to push Republicans to address gun violence in the legislative chamber.
    Lewis wrote a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan demanding that he keep the House in session through its planned recess to debate and vote on gun control legislation.


    "As the worst mass shooting in our nation's history has underscored, our country cannot afford to stand by while this Congress continues to be paralyzed by politics," the Georgia Democrat and civil rights icon wrote. "We urge you to lead the House into action and work with both sides of the aisle to pass commonsense solutions to keep American children and families safe."

    Just after noon. the House was gaveled back into session for the regular noontime prayer and Democrats remained in the chamber to protest the lack of a vote.


    While the House was recessed, dozens of House Democrats joined the sit-in in the well of the House reading names of gun victims to visitors in the House galleries.

    Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty, who exited the chamber briefly, told CNN that Democrats planned to stay "as long as we need to -- all day, all night."
    South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, a veteran of the civil rights movement like Lewis, told CNN he didn't know how long Democrats planned to keep the sit-in going.
    Other lawmakers joining Lewis include Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson, Michigan Rep. Dale Kildee, Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond, Connecticut Rep. Jim Himes and Conneticut Rep. John Larson.



    #2
    And here he is holding the constitution, instead of using it as a prop maybe he should read it sometime. I say let them sit there, let them act like children who didn't get their way.

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      #3
      I would call John Lewis a retard, but that would be giving him undeserved credit.
      Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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      • GettingFedUp
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        And insulting to mentally retarded people.

      #4
      I see the liberal shit heads have infected the south too.
      Just Another Reason For Me To Retire in Tennessee.

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        #5
        Looks like he would struggle with the first word of The Constitution.

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          #6
          Fuck those grandstanding do nothings! Really get a fucking job!!

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          • ChiefSailer
            ChiefSailer commented
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            Term Limits! We need them badly!

          • Southshorerob
            Southshorerob commented
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            Amen Chief

          #7
          Vote already failed the senate. So they can go fuck themselves.
          “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

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            #8
            need to make news and get your name out there
            let's make america great again

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              #9
              The problem remains that the GOP sucks. They won't fight back. They don't even try to fight back. President Zero should have his feet held to the fire for all the intelligence failures. There should be Congressional investigations. But f-ing Mitch McConnell is a no good rat bastard who will never fight for liberty or the Bill of Rights.
              Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

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              • Augustus
                Augustus commented
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                absolutely!

              • LazyLab
                LazyLab commented
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                👍👏

              • Augustus
                Augustus commented
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                Although I have to contradict myself & say that the GOP did stop these bill from passing. But - they have no vision or principles. They are rank amateurs when debating the Dems.

              #10
              Where's his ass been sitting while thousands of citizens have been slaughtered in Chicago? ................chirping crickets.
              Black leadership doesn't give a shit because it doesn't fit the anti Republican agenda.
              "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

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                #11
                Go sit at the kiddie table...

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                  #12
                  Let's have a congressional vote to disarm the capitol police. Let's see how that goes over.

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                    #13
                    Wait, so some guy is sitting in Congress and nothing is getting done?

                    where is the news?

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                      #14
                      How can we tell that they have stopped working? Maybe they should have to wear a sign so we can tell.
                      Give peace a chance, I'll cover you in case that doesn't work out.

                      LIBERALISM should be classified as a MENTAL DISORDER!

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                        #15
                        Originally posted by Axeman View Post
                        And here he is holding the constitution, instead of using it as a prop maybe he should read it sometime. I say let them sit there, let them act like children who didn't get their way.

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                        Temper tantrum/Political Showboating. This has nothing to do with getting a Bill passed as the Senate has already defeated all 4 Bills proposed. All they are doing is trying to get House Republicans to lose their seats in the election
                        Take a young person shooting.... Take 2 or more if you can...

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