C-SPAN found a way to stay on top of the sit-in by House Democrats pushing for a vote on gun legislation, even after House Speaker Paul Ryan appeared to shut down the telecast.
Deadline.com reports that C-SPAN “thumbed its nose at House Speaker Paul Ryan when he cut off TV cameras and microphones as Democratic members of Congress staged a sit-in demanding a vote on a gun-control proposal.”
The cable channel took to social media, including Facebook and Periscope, to keep its coverage of the event up and running.
Deadline notes that C-SPAN ran banners across the bottom of the screen saying: “Cameras in chamber controlled by House” and “House cameras are not permitted to show sit-in.” Meanwhile, footage provided by Rep. Scot Peters (D-Calif.), Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and others via social media showed speeches by Democrats participating in the sit-in.
The sit-in, which we first reported Wednesday, apparently wrapped up early this afternoon after about 25 hours.