While the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump continues, Congress and the Senate are reportedly still doing their jobs. However, on Wednesday the Democrats staged a sit-in protest in an attempt to gain a compromise on the gun control laws recently proposed. Falling back on their 1960s Civil Rights movement roots, the Democratic Party used the sit-in tactic to push for a vote a change of gun control after the recent Orlando shooting tragedy.
Following the shooting in Orlando, Flordia where 49 club goers were killed, there was the usual outcry for gun reform. However, with the GOP in charge of the House and the Senate, none of the four proposed bills made it off the ground.
The House was not in session when the Democrats started their protest. According to Fox News, Democrats were shouting “No bill, no break.” 36 Democrats led by Civil Rights icon Georgia Rep. John Lewis demanded a vote on measures to expand background checks and block gun purchases by suspected terrorists.
Rep. John Larson, a Democrat from Connecticut simply stated “Lawmakers were calling for the simply dignity of a vote.”
When the Republican’s asked the rebellious Democrats to leave, so they could continue their session, the Democrats said “We will not shut up. We will not be shut down.”
After the Democrats refused to leave, the Republicans of the House, had no other choice they had to go to recess. When they went to recess, the Republicans ordered that the C-SPAN cameras to be turned off.