Every Democratic representative from Washington State has joined an occupation of the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. demanding a vote on gun regulations. The Atlantic has a blow-by-blow live-blog here.
Led in a literal sit-in by civil rights legend John Lewis (D-Ga), the occupiers include WA representatives Adam Smith, Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen, Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer and Jim McDermott, according to their Twitter feeds.
— Rep. Suzan DelBene (@RepDelBene) June 22, 2016
— Denny Heck (@RepDennyHeck) June 22, 2016
— Sen. Maria Cantwell (@SenatorCantwell) June 22, 2016
Republicans have nixed the CSPAN live feed of the House, so Dems have taken to livestreaming from their phones using Periscope:
— Scott Peters (@ScottPetersSD) June 22, 2016
The sit-in began with a powerful speech from Lewis in which he decried federal inaction in the face of ongoing gun violence:
Again, for the latest updates, we recommend The Atlantic’s liveblog.
This post has been updated.