Moment of Silence Interrupted by Walk-outs and Shouting
Democrats wasted no time in calling for more gun control after the Islamic terrorist attack in Orlando Sunday, and they created massive disruption in the House of Representatives Tuesday morning, when House Speaker Paul Ryan called for a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims. Three representatives walked out the door during the silence, then others began shouting “Where’s the bill?” and “No leadership!”
Nancy Pelosi told reporters afterward that Democrats have “had enough of moments of silence” when Congress does not take action to change gun laws.
Connecticut representative Jim Himes called the moments of silence “obnoxious expressions of smug incompetence.”
Paul Ryan said in a statement earlier, “As we heal, we need to be clear-eyed about who did this,” Ryan said. “We are a nation at war with Islamist terrorists. Theirs is a repressive, hateful ideology that respects no borders. It is a threat to our people at home and abroad. Our security depends on our refusal to back down in the face of terror. We never will.”
Conservatives have pointed out that, while Ryan admitted we are at war with Islamic terrorists, he has not commented on the refugee resettlement program that is allowing thousands from the Middle East to enter the country.
Heather Childers of FOX News interviewed former Governor Mike Huckabee about the incident. Huckabee, in reference to the Democrats wanting more gun restrictions, said of the terrorist,
“If he doesn’t represent all the Muslims, then neither does he represent all the gun owners.”
“Criminals and terrorists don’t obey the laws we have,” Huckabee added. “If you take their guns away, they’ll use a different kind of weapon. We don’t stop this by putting a penalty on law-abiding citizens.”
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