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.
Eventually, C-SPAN even picked up some members live streams and used it in place of the GOP-controlled House cameras.
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 22, 2016
Here’s what the Democratic effort on social media looked like:
California Rep. Scott Peters
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) June 22, 2016
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) June 22, 2016
Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke
https://www.facebook.com/BetoORourkeTX16/videos/1187449984654186/ California Rep. Mark Takano
— Rep.Grace Napolitano (@gracenapolitano) June 22, 2016
D.C. shadow Sen. Paul Strauss (and many others) …
Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty
Joining with @repjohnlewis and dozens of my colleagues for House sit-in for a vote to prevent gun violence. No more silence. This House needs to act. Anything short of a vote is heartless and cowardly. #NoBillNoBreak
A photo posted by Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (@repesty) on Jun 22, 2016 at 9:38am PDT
New York Rep. Paul Tonko