The House Democrats are only doing this trying to get political gain during an election year. By all means keep this up. You’ll get the same sympathy the Trump protesters waving Mexican flags got. This is called a temper tantrum. A tactic used by children to try and force their parents to acquiesce to their little demands.
The floor rebellion could mark a turning point for the House — and set a risky precedent for future fights.
House Democrats’ 24-hour gun-control protest marks a turning point in Congress as a major escalation in minority battle tactics, lawmakers in both parties said Thursday — and a move that brings fundamental risks for the institution.
Already rank-and-file Democrats, energized by nationwide publicity and praise they received for occupying the House floor over demands for a gun vote, are saying they’ll likely use the same strategy again.
Connecticut Democrat Rosa DeLauro, for example, thinks a ‘sit in’ demonstration could force Republican leadership’s hands on what she called “economic justice issues,” like the minimum wage. And Maxine Waters of California said at the end of the protest Thursday that she would be ready to seize the House floor again over the gun matter when lawmakers return from their July 4 recess.
“It’s a new day in Washington; it’s a new way to fight,” said Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Joe Crowley (N.Y.) on the House floor in the wee hours of Thursday morning. He elaborated in an interview on the House steps a few hours later: “The American people want and expect the House to do something, and they’re not just going to take silence anymore. We’re going to get in the way until we see action.” More