Speaker of the House Paul Ryan tried to take back the House from Democratic protesters, and it did not go well. Republicans pretended like nothing was happening as Democratic chants and verses of We Shall Overcome drowned the GOP in a sea of protest.
#BREAKING Democrats now singing "We Shall Overcome" over the top of this roll call vote. Sing "we will pass a bill someday"
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 23, 2016
After failing to override an Obama veto, the House went into recess. The question now is what will the Democrats do? Are the Democrats going to keep the protest going on the House floor?
Paul Ryan’s attempt to restore order in the House was a miserable failure. He did hold votes, but the floor was complete chaos.
Republicans have few options in dealing with the protest, and if House Democrats keep this going, life is going to get even more uncomfortable for the NRA puppets in the Congressional majority.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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