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June 23, 2016 2:15 am
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House Democrats Stage Sit-In, Call for Gun Reform

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The United States Capitol building. Photo: Wikipedia.

The United States Capitol building. Photo: Wikipedia.

Huffington Post – Democrats literally sat down on the floor of the House chamber on Wednesday — and forced the House into a temporary recess — as part of an effort to compel Republican leadership to vote on gun control legislation.

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon who led sit-ins all through the 1960s, spearheaded the effort with a fiery, sermon-like denunciation of Congress for its failure to act in the wake of mass shootings.

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