How C-SPAN Found a Workaround After Paul Ryan Cut Cameras During House Dems’ Gun Legislation Sit-In

Jun 23, 2016  •  Post A Comment

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.

c-span logo

One Comment

  1. will the kids please behave and start acting like grown-ups. This nonsense from both sides is not helping anything and continuing to make people consider Trump as a legitimate candidate. That alone should be a reason the Dems start looking like they are trying to make things work. The more they do sit-ins and nonsense like this, the more the independents start looking at Trump and look at the Dems as part of the problem.

Leave a Reply to Guilty Cleric Cancel Reply

Email (will not be published)