Matthew Green, associate professor, politics, published a blog in The Washington Post on the recent sit in the House for gun control. See below.
Democrats hijacked the House yesterday. But will it accomplish anything?
From: Monkey Cage blog
Date: June 23, 2016
Author: Matt Green
Shortly before noon Wednesday, a number of congressional Democrats came to the floor of the U.S. House and announced that they would not leave until the chamber considered gun control legislation. Their “sit-in” lasted well into the night, and at 3 o’clock in the morning the GOP gave up and adjourned the House until early July.
Though some of what transpired yesterday was unprecedented, it is not the first time that members of the minority party have refused to leave the House chamber. In my recent book on the House minority party, I describe two other such occupations. In late 1995, Democrats stayed on the floor for several hours to protest Republicans’ effort to force President Bill Clinton to sign their budget bills. In 2008, Republicans spent the August recess delivering speeches in favor of expanded oil drilling legislation. ...
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