Smartphone-enabled Democrats Wednesday weren’t the only ones to share thoughts on social media about the unusual happenings on the House floor.
While Speaker Paul D. Ryan basically ignored the daylong talkathon, rank-and-file Republicans in both chambers joined the gun control-messaging fight sprawled across the world wide web.
Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., attempted to open a dialogue with everyone (including reality TV stars).
Freshman Joni Ernst of Iowa and retiring three-term lawmaker Scott Rigell of Virginia both campaigned for finding some way forward.
I support an effective solution to prevent terrorists from obtaining a gun w/out violating constitutional rights https://t.co/kaVqNop3eL
— Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) June 22, 2016
I support policies outlined in @SenatorCollins‘ bipartisan Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act & will introduce similar legislation in House.
— Rep. Scott Rigell (@RepScottRigell) June 22, 2016
Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., seemed intent on standing his ground.
Democrats are staging a sit-in on the House floor. They refuse to leave until our Constitution replaces due process with secret lists.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) June 22, 2016
Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., cried foul.
My statement on dems’ publicity stunt sabotaging approps process on House floor: https://t.co/s2ppeqIX4D
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) June 22, 2016
Rep. Reid Ribble, R-Wis., wanted to drop guns and talk turkey.
#NoBillNoBreak—couldn’t agree more. Let’s talk budget reform.
— Reid Ribble (@RepRibble) June 22, 2016
While former Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., preferred to stir the pot.