UPDATED: Thursday, June 23, 9:30 AM EST
In a historic clash with House Democrats, Speaker Paul Ryan adjourned the House until July 5th after taking a series of procedural votes.
NBC News reports:
In what was essentially an attempt to cut short the protest, Republicans who control the chamber reconvened at around 2:30 a.m. ET Thursday to fresh chants of “no bill, no break.”
They held a number of procedural votes that allowed the House to wrap up the legislative session until July 5.
The House formally adjourned at 3:13 a.m.
House Democrats kept tweeting and also used Facebook Live throughout the night into the early morning. C-SPAN continued coverage, picking up live Periscope feeds after House cameras were shut off for the third time since the sit-in began.
Democratic lawmakers continue to lash out at House GOP leadership, condemning them for not taking a vote on gun control. A handful remain unmoved on the house floor, 22 hours into their protest.
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Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) called the House into session around 10 p.m. in an effort to interrupt the Democrats’ historic sit-in for gun control reform, reports CNN:
The tension exploded onto the floor just after 10 p.m. ET when Republican Speaker Paul Ryan gaveled the chamber into order to hold a procedural vote on an unrelated matter. An extraordinary scene unfolded as throngs of Democrats — some holding signs with the names of victims of gun violence — remained in the House well chanting “no bill, no break” and “shame shame shame.” They also sang the protest anthem “We Shall Overcome.”
This afternoon, Ryan tweeted a response to the sit-in, calling it a “publicity stunt.”
The measure to veto Obama’s ruling failed to pass and the House was called back into recess.
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