By Bob Owens
It was all a scam.
Just hours into a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives, congressional Democrats sent out no fewer than three different emails pressing supporters for campaign contributions:
Democrats were taking a stand – by having a seat on the House floor and refusing to budge until Republicans agreed to have gun control votes – but they were making a buck too.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which supports House Democrats, sent out a flurry of emails throughout the sit-in, which started before lunch Wednesday and hasn’t stopped yet.
‘We’re emailing you so early because we need to defeat these AWFUL Republicans,’ read one, addressed to supporters from Rep. John Lewis, the Georgia Democrat and civil rights movement veteran, who kicked off the staged protest yesterday.
In another email, this one authored by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, she calls the protest’ an historically important moment!’
She calls the Republicans’ actions ‘shameful.’
‘The Republicans refuse to lift a finger,’ Pelosi wrote, asking Democratic supporters for ‘6,OOO gifts in the door during tonight’s sit-in.’
In another fundraising email, Ryan’s move to the floor was documented.
‘Paul Ryan FINALLY made it to the House floor late last night…but he REFUSED to hold a vote …Read the Rest
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