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House Democrats interrupted a moment of silence for the victims of the Orlando terror attack to make a point about gun control proposals. 

Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. James Clyburn (SC) led the effort, speaking out after House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) called for the solemn observance.

Clyburn instead asked about gun control legislation and when certain bills would be considered by the House. That was followed by a walk-out by a group of lawmakers.

The Democrats then expressed their displeasure with moments of silence after mass shootings, arguing that gun control legislation is the necessary response.

Nancy Pelosi told reporters Democrats have "had enough" of moments of silence, while Connecticut Rep. Jim Himes said he's done with the moments of silence, calling them "obnoxious expressions of smug incompetence." Himes' district is close to Sandy Hook Elementary School. 

Mike Huckabee reacted this morning on America's Newsroom, calling the Democrats who were involved "petulant" and the protest "embarrassing."

"There's plenty of time for politics. ... It was just incredibly inappropriate," he said. 

Huckabee said that after terror attacks, the left is always quick to point out that we should not blame all Muslims for the actions of one terrorist. But he said the same should apply to gun owners.

"If [the Orlando terrorist] doesn't represent all the Muslims, then neither does he represent all the gun owners. ... [Liberals] think the answer to everything is to pass a law," the former Arkansas governor said.

Huckabee said no matter how many gun control laws are passed, criminals and terrorists are not going to follow the laws and will find a way to obtain deadly weapons.

Watch the interview above.


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