The Political Gabfest discusses the House Democrats gun control sit-in.

Political Gabfest: What’s the Deal With the House Democrats’ Sit-In?

Political Gabfest: What’s the Deal With the House Democrats’ Sit-In?

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June 24 2016 1:36 PM
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Bringing Down the House

The Political Gabfest takes a look at the House Democrats’ sit-in over gun control.

Rep. John Lewis, left, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, center, and Charles Rangel, right, speak with supporters outside the U.S. Capitol building June 23, 2016 in Washington, DC.
From left: Georgia Rep. John Lewis, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Charles Rangel, speak with supporters outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday in Washington, D.C.

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This week, Democrats staged a 25-hour sit-in on the House of Representatives floor to demand a vote on gun control. In the June 23 edition of the Political Gabfest Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts Jamelle Bouie, Adam Davidson, and Rachel Martin discuss the significance of a partisan protest which has never been seen before in the House. Who were the key players? How did social media platforms like Periscope keep the representatives going through the night? The Political Gabfest takes on these questions and more—stay tuned!

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