A fired-up Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Wednesday told Democrats holding a sit-in on the House floor to call for votes on gun control legislation that they were fighting for the wrong thing.
“We are talking about radical Islam!” Gohmert yelled, waving his finger at posters featuring photos of the victims of the recent mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida gay club. “Radical Islam killed these people!”
Gohmert was shouted down by Democrats chanting, “No fly, no gun!” and “Don’t let terrorists have a gun!”
The footage, taken from representatives’ social media feeds and aired on C-SPAN, showed the chaotic atmosphere at the ongoing sit-in. Democrats are protesting GOP leaders’ refusal to hold votes on measures that would keep individuals on certain federal government terror watchlists from buying firearms.
Explaining his outburst on “Fox and Friends” Thursday morning, Gohmert said the Democratic reps “weren’t standing up for rights, they were taking away rights.”