WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – For more than 24 hours, Democrats led by Representative John Lewis (D-Georgia), staged a sit-in on the floor of Congress to demand action on sensible gun legislation. The protest follows the recent shooting at an Orlando gay bar, killing 49 people and injuring scores of others.
House Democrats were looking for votes to expand background checks and ban gun sales to those on the no-fly watch list.
For their part, House Republicans stood up as Speaker Paul Ryan declared a recess that will last through July 5.
As they were leaving the chamber, many GOP representatives said they were so looking forward to return to their respective constituent areas to participate in fireworks in connection with Monday’s Fourth of July celebration.
Indeed, the balance of power in Congress is one to behold. Let’s just call it “firepower,’ courtesy of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
A new Congressional meme has emerged: “You either sit with us, or stand with us.”
Meanwhile, The Adobo Chronicles can now confirm that there is no truth to the rumor that the NRA is providing each Republican member of Congress with a limited-edition hand gun that bears the image of the American flag as a “gift” to commemorate this year’s Independence Day.