Republican representative Louie Gohmert really got in the face of his Democratic colleagues last night over their protest over Congress’ inaction on gun control laws.
Despite the Senate’s rejection of the four gun bills earlier this week, Democrats in the House of Representatives began a sit-in yesterday to demand new legislation in the wake of the Orlando Shooting. The sit-in has already been met with friction from the Congress’ conservative figures, and as Rep. Brad Sherman spoke last night, Gohmert came up and started yelling and pointing at the photos of the deceased victims of Pulse nightclub.
“We’re talking about radical Islam,” Gohmert shouted. “Radical Islam killed these people!”
Gohmert kept yelling “stop radical Islam,” but was shouted down by Democratic reps as they continued their protest. The Texas congressman appeared this morning on Fox & Friends, where he said the reps “weren’t standing up for rights, they were taking away rights.”
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