Dems Walk Out During Orlando Victims’ Moment Of Silence— House Floor Erupts In Protest

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The world has shown their solidarity with the United States after the tragic terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida on Monday. Social media has erupted with well wishers and people offering help and prayer. While Congress was in session they tried to give a moment of silence for the victims of this senseless tragedy but Democrats weren’t having it.

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Others took to social media to express their anger with Democratic Congressmen and women who they felt were being disrespectful and politically motivated,

Some Democraric representatives left the floor in protest. One being Connecticut Rep. Jim Himes. He angrily spoke to reporters explaining why he walked out,

“Silence. Not me. Not anymore. I will no longer stand here absorbing the faux concern, contrived gravity and tepid smugness of a House complicit in the weekly bloodshed.”

Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts joined Representative Himes. He took to Twitter as well to show his anger,

Opponents of the moment of silence have argued being silent is being complicit in these mass shootings and instead of remaining silent action must be taken. While others argue mass shootings, while tragic, shouldn’t be used as an opportunity to take guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens because of the actions of a deranged few.

After mass shootings Democrats never cease to take the opportunity to politicize the tragedy to their own anti-gun benefit.