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Sat Sep 3, 2016, 08:22 AM

House GOP leaders consider rebuking Dems for gun sit-in

Source: The Hill, by Cristina Marcos

House GOP leaders are considering a resolution to rebuke Democrats for their late June sit-in to call for gun control legislation.

GOP leadership aides told The Hill that discussions are underway about how to punish Democrats for their nearly 26-hour occupation of the House floor, and no final decision has been made at this point.

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Democrats who took part in the sit-in have dismissed warnings that they might be punished for breaking House rules. They defended their decision to call attention to what they saw as inaction on gun safety measures after the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

"They want to pick this fight and say the American people shouldn't hear this stuff, that we're like the Politburo, the Chinese communist party? Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), who was among the lawmakers live-streaming the event, told The Hill at the time. If you want people to calm down, there's a better way than fighting a stupid battle over rules.

The House has been out of session since July 14, about three weeks after the sit-in.

Read it all at: http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/294359-house-gop-leaders-weigh-vote-rebuking-dems-sit-in

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yallerdawg Sep 2016 OP
DURHAM D Sep 2016 #1
yallerdawg Sep 2016 #2
BlueCollar Sep 2016 #3
Johonny Sep 2016 #4
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Sep 2016 #5
struggle4progress Sep 2016 #6

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 08:27 AM

1. I hope they are that STUPID. nt

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 08:33 AM

2. If they do...

it will put it all right back on the Front Page!

Come on - are Republicans that stupid?

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 09:39 AM

3. "...are Republicans that stupid?"

Hopefully....

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 10:40 AM

4. I'd wear the rebuke as a badge of honor

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 03:13 PM

5. Throw the Dems into that briar patch

The Repugs could just let the issue die quietly, but their egos have been hurt, and if they try to take revenge on the Dems it will just bring the gun control issue back to the front.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 09:21 PM

6. Another really great idea from the GOP! I can hardly wait to see their campaign season ad!

The Second Amendment preserves your precious right to shoot a man when he fails to open a convenience store door for your wife. It preserves your precious right to shoot the driver of the car you hit when you ran that red light. And it preserves your right to shoot your two year old daughter while you're making your gun safer. But what were Democrats doing this summer while Republicans were standing up for your rights? They were wasting everybody's time by protesting senseless gun deaths. Democrats -- bad news for you, bad news for me, bad news for gun sales! This November, vote Republican!

And a great follow-up move would be to vote to impeach Obama for nominating another Supreme Court justice!

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