Democrats Shout in Protest as Paul Ryan Attempts Regular House Business
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As Democrats continued their congressional sit-in demanding new gun control measures, Speaker Paul Ryan took the chair and tried to conduct unrelated House business Wednesday night, finding himself nearly drowned out by chants of “No Bill, No Break!”
The chaotic scene was captured by House cameras and streamed live over C-SPAN after congressional Republicans shut them off for much of the day, forcing the network to rely on Periscope feeds provided by Democrats on the floor. According to The Chicago Tribune, congresswoman and Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth even secreted her smartphone inside her prosthetic leg to prevent it from being taken away.
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