Posted June 22, 2016 6:33 pm by Comments

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn

This photo provided by Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine shows Democrat members of Congress, including, front row, from left, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., participate in sit-down protest seeking a a vote on gun control measures, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Rep. Chellie Pingree via AP)

What options does House Speaker Paul have as several Congressional Democrats have staged a sit-in on the House floor since late Wednesday morning, contending they aren’t leaving until a vote is called on current gun control legislation?

The House has officially stood in recess since the Democrats took over the floor at 11:30 a.m. and lawmakers have missed voting and debating legislation. An aide in the House press gallery told TheBlaze Wednesday that lawmakers were still hoping to eventually get to some votes Wednesday evening, but the probability of that happening was uncertain.

But as Democrats show no sign of moving, one source close to House leadership told TheBlaze that Ryan was still deciding what his course of action would be, especially as he has a few options to consider.

1. Have protesters forcibly removed

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) told TheBlaze Wednesday that the “disruption” by Congressional Democrats was “beneath the dignity of the House and lacks the respect this chamber is owed” as she urged Ryan to have those participating in the sit-in physically removed.

“No member of Congress has a right to hold the People’s House hostage for the sake of a political agenda,” Black said. “I would urge Speaker Ryan …Read the Rest

Source:: The Blaze

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