House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) lashed out at his Democratic colleagues for their all-night sit-in to attempt to force votes on gun control measures.

Ryan said that a House committee voted on Democrats' proposal to ban gun purchases by people on the no-fly list and it failed. 

"That's a fact they didn't want to talk about," said Ryan, noting that the bill would never get 50 votes in the Senate, much less 60.

Ryan said it's "well-known" that if Democrats want a bill to go before the House, then it needs 218 signatures.

"They're not doing that. ... They're trying to get on TV," said Ryan.

He then pointed out that Democrats are trying to raise campaign funds by drawing attention to the anti-gun protests.

"If this isn't a political stunt, then why are they trying to raise money off of a tragedy?" he asked, holding up a solicitation sent out by Democrats.

Ryan said "in this country we do not take away people's constitutional rights without due process," adding that the ACLU agrees with this point.

He said the House will remain focused on "confronting radical Islamic extremism" and defeating terrorism.

Watch his comments above.


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