‘A New Way to Fight’: With Sit-In, Democrats Bypass Rules on Way to November

Democrats said their 26-hour sit-in on the House floor was meant to force votes on two gun control measures, but as they made clear themselves Thursday, the real vote they’re targeting is the one on Nov. 8 ā€” Election Day.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, noting that the proposals have already failed in committee, said he had no intention of bringing the measures to the floor for votes. And with Republicans outnumbering Democrats 247 to 188, Democrats know they would almost certainly lose, anyway.