Earlier this summer, House Democrats refused to leave the House floor for nearly 26 hours in a protest over inaction on gun control legislation.
After the spectacle, House Speaker Paul Ryan denounced their action as a politically motivated fundraising scam.
They also happen to be hypocrites. Matt made the intriguing discovery that over two dozen of the liberal protesters were gun owners.
The Democrats who staged the sit-in were in violation of chamber rules, interrupting the business schedule and unlawfully using their cell phones on the House floor. GOP leaders suggested they may hit the Democrats with fines.
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), however, is not scared. At a Politico Playbook event earlier this week, he said bring it on.
“My feeling is, I’ve been punished before. If they want to punish us, bring it on,” Lewis (D-Ga.) said. “If we violated the rules, the tradition of the House, the order of the House, punish us. We’re ready to be punished and then we’ll see what happens.”
There you have it. Democrats are willing to risk it all in order to enforce gun control.