"Live streaming on phones keeps Democratic sit-in on air"
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Live streaming on phones keeps Democratic sit-in on air
Democrats have been protesting on the House floor for more than 24 hours, demanding a vote on new gun control legislation.
They don't have to vote for the bill, but they have to put the bill on the floor, and own up to where they are.
And stare their constituents in the eye, and say yay or nay.
They stood throughout the night giving speeches and holding up signs with the names of the Orlando gun shooting victims.
After delaying votes for several hours, Republicans eventually worked through the protest.
Refer to the House calendar.
And pushed forward with votes on several unrelated issues before adjourning until July 5th.
Lawmakers, led by Georgia representative, John Lewis, took over the chamber shortly before noon Wednesday.
Newtown, Aurora, Charleston, Orland.
What is the tipping point?
Don't be blind.
The TV cameras inside the House chamber are controlled by the Speaker of the House.
As the sit in started, Ryan shut down the cameras.
The rest of the contentious and emotional debate played out on social media.
Radical Islam killed these poor people!
As the night continued, Democrats dug in.
If you don't say the bill is right, come down here and tell us why!
Even when Congress returns, Speaker Ryan says he's not giving in to these tactics.
For a bill he believes is flawed.
We are not going to take away the constitutional rights of law abiding Americans.
And we're not going to allow publicity stunts to stop us from doing our jobs.
The house has officially adjourned for the July 4th break.
Weijia Jiang, CBS News Capital Hill.
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