Courtesy of The Hill:
Democrats are staging a sit-in on the House floor to push for action on gun control legislation.
Dozens of Democrats were participating in the sit-in after it began Wednesday morning, with some lawmakers seated cross-legged on the floor.
Democrats have been pressing for action on gun control before the House leaves at the end of this week for a planned recess.
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the veteran lawmaker who was brutally beaten by police in the 1965 civil rights march in Selma, Ala., began the sit-in by giving a speech while surrounded by his colleagues.
"We have turned deaf ears to the blood of the innocent and the deaths in our nation," he said. "Mr, Speaker, where is the heart of this body. Where is our soul?
"How many more mothers, how many more fathers have to share tears of grief before we decide to do anything?"
Shortly after Lewis spoke, the Democratic lawmakers sat down in the well of the House.
Okay, pretty sure nothing like this has ever happened before.More Than 65 Members Of Congress Are Participating In The Ongoing Sit-In For Gun Control https://t.co/myq7445uh0— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 22, 2016
By the way is it wildly inappropriate to discuss the man crush I have on Rep. John Lewis?
Simply put the man rocks!
Let me also point out that these are the Democrats that a certain somebody once claimed were no different than the Republicans and who also claimed they no longer represented the will of the people.
Update: This is getting better all of the time.