Sit-In Democrats Circumvent GOP-Controlled TV Cameras Using Social Media

With C-SPAN cut from its normal feed, members took to social media to broadcast the event

(Judy Chu/Twitter)
(Judy Chu/Twitter)
Posted June 22, 2016 at 4:06pm

With the C-SPAN cameras shut off by House Republican leaders, demonstrating Democrats took to stumping on social media throughout Wednesday’s sit-in on the House floor.  


Why You Can’t See the House Sit-In on C-SPAN


Eventually, C-SPAN even picked up some members live streams and used it in place of the GOP-controlled House cameras.

Here’s what the Democratic effort on social media looked like:


California Rep. Scott Peters

Facebook Live

Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence  

New York Rep. Joseph Crowley  


D.C. shadow Sen. Paul Strauss (and many others) …


Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty

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