June 26, 2017
Democratic Rep. John Lewis is sitting back down. This time, he’s on the floor of the House of Representatives to demand action on gun control legislation.
“We’re going to continue to sit in and sit down,” he said Wednesday night. “By sitting in and sitting down, we’re standing up.”
The demonstration comes just days after the Senate rejected a handful of gun control measures, spurred in part by Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy’s nearly 15 hour filibuster demanding that Senators act following the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
“We will not be happy, we will not be satisfied, we will not be pleased until we do something in a major way,” he said early Thursday morning. “We’ve lost too many of our children, of our babies, too many of our mothers and fathers, our brothers and sisters. And we will continue to fight.”