Can They Do That? These Rules Govern Protests on House FloorDemocrats, led by civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, remained engaged early Thursday in a sit-in on the House floor in an effort to force a vote on gun control measures. Are they allowed to do that? Has this happened before?
Here's everything you need to know about the rules surrounding a protest like this.
What are the rules for this situation?The House is currently in recess, and under the rules, the speaker is generally empowered "to preserve order and decorum." He has the ability to clear the lobby and galleries in the event of "disorderly conduct" and can direct the House's sergeant-at-arms to do so.
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Access to the House floor can be limited to "all persons except those privileged to remain," which usually means House members and authorized staff and selected authorized guests.
Bottom line: If members do not leave the floor and no compromise is reached, it is largely up to Speaker Paul Ryan to decide whether to use the authority of the House to seek to clear the floor and/or sanction members, or to keep the House in recess and wait out the issue. ...
OHH GOOD TO KNOW, NOW IT'S 20 YEARS NON STOP NUCLEAR TORTURES, BY US, UK AND TERROR IN WORLDWIDE AND SHUT GUN TO MY HEART AND BRAIN?
UNTIL MAY 2016 HOW MANY TIME IN A WEEK I CALLED WHITE HOUSE US EMBASSY IN LONDON, THEY LAUGHING TO ME?
WHAT'S UP? LAST SEPTEMBER WHEN MY GP SEND ME FOR NUCLEAR MEDICINE FOR MY HEART DR DARWIN WANT KILLING ME AND RUSSIAN DR GIVE HIM A PAGE TO SEND TO MR PAUL RYAN?( 2011 ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL DR PAUL NEVER DO NUCLEAR MEDICINE TEST FOR ME? )SAME PAGE RUINING 20 YEARS OVER MY HEAD LIKE 9/11 ST-BERNADINO ORLANDO,.... YOUR HAMRING MY BRAIN EVER STOP 1 SECOND? START OF THIS TERROR WAS 19/04/1995 OKLAHOMA BOMBING AND GOT HEART ATTACKS IN DALLAS AFTER SURGERY OF HERNIA?
SHUT ME TO NEW YORK THAN LA THAN FLORIDA....? WHY NO DALLAS? MY CARD I PARK IN DALLAS JFK AIRPORT FOR 2 WEEKS IN 18/06/1996? WHAT'S HAPPEN TO MY CAR? HEAR THEY BUILD NEW TWIN BUILDING IN LOCAL CAR PARK? BLOOD BATH OR GAY BATH?
US HOUSE FLOOR PROTEST? BLOOD BATH OR GAY BATH? THIS IS REASON 20 YEARS BEEN TORTURED TO DEATH BY NUCLEAR MEDICINES.