Those House Democrats really had it rough Wednesday night. They had to sit on the floor – for hours. It’s true, during their gun control sit-in on Capitol Hill, liberal lawmakers were making themselves out to be social justice martyrs.
Now, after the fact, we have plenty of evidence to suggest it was all just a fundraising stunt and they were using the Orlando tragedy for political gain - but at the time they tried to pretend they were making a difference. For Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA), she let her Twitter followers know she was even battling the elements during the protest.
We are still here, cold & tired but here! pic.twitter.com/SKT4Tu41f4— Rep. Norma Torres (@NormaJTorres) June 23, 2016
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) felt the same.
"I am tired, I am cold, and I am hungry. Let me remind everyone watching how privileged I am to be tired, cold, and hungry," he said.
Well, they couldn’t have been that dedicated to their misguided cause, because twenty-six hours after pledging to remain on the House floor until they got a vote on gun control measures that had already failed, the Democrats have packed up their stuff.
As the House is now in recess until July 5, maybe they should book vacations – preferably someplace warm.