Ten Days After 49 People Slaughtered in Orlando Terror Attack
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan just told CNN that Democratic efforts to vote and (hopefully) pass gun control legislation is just "a publicity stunt."
House Democrats since this morning have been literally sitting on the floor of the House, staging a sit in, and refusing to leave until House Republicans, namely, Speaker Ryan, allows a vote on gun control.
At 6 PM, as the Republican conference held an emergency meeting to try to decide how to handle the Democratic insurgency, Speaker Ryan took to CNN and called the civil disobedience act by nearly 100 Democrats trying to save lives by enacting legislation to curb America's gun violence epidemic, a "publicity stunt."
"This is nothing more than a publicity stunt," Ryan told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "This is not about a solution to a problem. This is about trying to get attention."
In fact, it is about a solution to a problem, the problem being that every day, 89 people die from gun violence, 2677 children every year die from gun violence, and 32,514 people die every year from gun violence in America.
Speaker Ryan claims the "issue at hand" is "terrorism."
UPDATE: 7:44 PM EDT -
Speaker Ryan just posted this to Twitter.
UPDATE II: 7:51 PM EDT -
Some on Twitter are not happy with the Speaker's tweet:
Retweet if you don't think Paul Ryan should lecture John Lewis on sit-ins https://t.co/BkfyjtVkBtâ€” Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 22, 2016
5 WOMEN ARE MURDERED WITH A GUN EVERY DAY, MOSTLY BY AN INTIMATE PARTNER. THIS IS NOT A STUNT! https://t.co/kRF0FzFnWPâ€” igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) June 22, 2016
TRYING TO PREVENT A GUN FROM KILLING A CHILD UNDER 12 EVERY OTHER DAY IS NOT A STUNT!!! https://t.co/kRF0FzFnWPâ€” igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) June 22, 2016
@SpeakerRyan knows a stunt when he sees one. How many times did your crew stage repeal votes on health care for Americans?â€” bill janovitz (@billjanovitz) June 22, 2016
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