WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have continued their disruptive demands for votes on gun control, though this time it lasted less than two minutes.
The House held a lightning-fast session Tuesday for routine procedural business. But as the clerk read a message about bills the Senate recently approved, a half-dozen Democrats stood in the nearly empty chamber and loudly demanded votes.
Maryland Republican Rep. Andy Harris was presiding over the session and ignored them, then quickly gaveled the day’s meeting to a close.
The choreographed outburst occurred nearly a week after Democrats garnered attention with a near 26-hour sit-in on the chamber’s floor.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has called the Democrats’ action a “stunt” and criticized them for using it in fundraising appeals.
Democrats’ demands were prompted by this month’s Orlando mass shooting.
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