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Thursday, June 23, 2016

The real reason C-SPAN cameras aren’t showing Democrats’ gun control sit-in

It’s a politically convenient thing to imply — and House Democrats sitting on the floor of the House since 11:30 a.m. aren’t shy about implying it — that House Republicans shut off the normally unblinking eyes of the C-SPAN cameras to try to hide the Democrats’ sit-in demanding a vote on gun control.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) even accused House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) of doing it himself.

But that’s actually not the whole story. In fact, the cameras are turned off as a matter of procedure when the House isn’t in session — and the Democrats are essentially forcing the House out of session with their sit-in. It also seems worth noting that, when the tables were turned eight years ago and Republicans were doing a sit-in, both the cameras and the lights were also off.

So let’s put partisan politics aside and explain the real reason the C-SPAN cameras — the only cameras allowed in Congress — are off.

When the new Congress got together in January of last year, like every new Congress before it, it voted on the rules that would govern it.



Anonymous said...

Democrats are in such a rush to abolish constitutional rights. I this case the Second Amendment. Just like in our history, it is the Democrats that wish to deny civil rights.

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Anonymous said...

Note that Elijah Cummings (D-MD) obstructed the Senate House investigations in the Benghazi hearings. If anything, he should be charged as such, yet he's sitting there now trying to punish law abiding citizens for the acts of a radical Islamist. Whose side is this guy on?

Anonymous said...

These actions are unimpressive. Where was this outrage when it was discovered that Obama/Clinton/Kerry armed terrorists and Mexican drug cartels killing Americans? Just PR schmultz nothing more. Nothing to see here but petulant children not mature enough to serve in DC. Vote them out!

Anonymous said...

7:01-True.Wasn't he in the news a few weeks back?

Anonymous said...

While they are sitting there like kindergarteners waiting for story time, someone should pick up the constitution and read it to them!

Anonymous said...

822 great idea. Apparently they don't have a grasp on its meaning! Wondering if they're also serving milk and cookies.

Anonymous said...

Cut off electricity food and water, it won't take long after that to clean the vermin out of the congress. Then steam wash the rugs and lastly fumigate the room.

Anonymous said...

This Cummings dummy is always stealing the camera, what a waste that he is sucking oxygen in the room while asleep.
Career politicians, love to have that gig but not worth my reputation.