Friday, December 11, 2015

Democrats shut down House to try to force gun vote

U.S. Rep Peter Welch (D-VT) (2ndL) speaks to the press alongside House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) (L), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) about a potential U.S. government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol in Washingt

House Democrats have shut down the chamber, repeatedly bringing up motions to adjourn the House and forcing individual votes, to protest the fact that Republican leaders will not allow votes on guns.
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) made a motion to adjourn as the House began legislative work for the day on noncontroversial homeland security-related bills.
"Since the House won’t take up legislation to prevent the senseless deaths of 30 people killed today by someone using a gun, I move that the House be adjourned," Thompson said. […] Before calling for the motion to adjourn, Democrats repeatedly took to the House floor to urge a vote on the bill.
"Seriously? Terror watch list? Buy a gun of your choice whenever you want? We're better than that," said Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.)
As of 2:00 ET Tuesday afternoon, Democrats had forced three votes. And they're going to spend all day at it.
this is a marked difference between those on the right and those who think all lives really do matter.  they are willing shut the gov't down to kill healthcare leaving millions at risk from health problems or to kill Planned Parenthood again leaving thousands at risk from cancer scans and other services but just 3% of abortion, and cost 24 billion dollars.  

here's the response to "the other side does it to",  shutting down congress to pass laws to prevent mass murders and homicides of innocent Americans isn't close because congress has done nothing for going on 7 years now so there's no lost and those that oppose get paid anyway.  only taxpayer money lost goes to house members.