Fiery 'Radical Islam' Killed Them!: Gohmert Confronts Dems at Gun Control Sit-In
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) confronted Democrats during their gun control sit-in last night, shouting instead about the threat of radical Islam.
"Radical Islam killed these people!" he yelled during a speech by Democrat Brad Sherman (CA), referring to the Orlando terror attack.
A Democrat can be heard off-camera shouting at Gohmert: "Don't let terrorists have a gun!"
The Texas lawmaker spoke to Fox and Friends this morning about the heated exchange, explaining that even some veteran Democrats thought the protest was "out of hand."
"They had taken over the chamber. This is unprecedented," said Gohmert.
He argued that Democrats aren't standing up for Americans' rights, they're trying to take away civil rights and Second Amendment rights.
"81,000 names are on the no-fly list, but fewer than 1,000 are Americans. It means if this administration would protect us from people coming in, then we wouldn't have to worry about maybe 1,000 people," said Gohmert, noting that many innocent people have ended up on the no-fly list.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) adjourned lawmakers at 3:15am local time, but some Democrats remained on the floor to continue the protest.
House out of session. But Dems gun protest still in session at 7:03 am et. Pelosi on the flr now. This is pushing 20 hrs
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 23, 2016
Ryan declared the sit-in a "publicity stunt" as Democrats demand the House hold votes on gun control legislation.
Watch the full interview above.