After the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, House Democrats staged a “sit-in” after they failed to pass gun control legislation.
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan dismissed it as little more than a publicity stunt and noted that the Democrats were using the attack to raise funds for their party.
The left denied that accusation, claiming their intentions were nothing but noble, a claim bought by the mainstream media, except for a panel on CNN, whose elected Democrat guest accidentally spilled and confirmed Ryan’s assumption regarding their true motives.
“If Speaker Ryan doesn’t want the Democratic Committee to be, uh, politicking on this issue, he has to schedule a vote,” stated California Democrat Rep. Brad Sherman, who added that a vote on the issue would allow for a return to regular order in the House.
“My entire panel is perplexed by this,” declared host Don Lemon, as a panelist pointed out that the congressman had just admitted the supposedly noble “sit-in” was all about “politicking.”
Sherman was unashamed about being called out and said that he didn’t think what he said was a negative thing.
That answer didn’t sit well with CNN’s executive politics editor, Mark Preston, who said, “But with all due respect, as I think we’re all a little bit perplexed, congressman … is it unseemly to be raising money off of an issue …” that he called controversial, important and emotional.
“It is one thing to send out and ask for people to call into the switchboard, but is it OK to be raising money off of it?”
Lemon came in again and pointed out to Sherman that the participants of the “sit-in” were holding up pictures of Orlando victims, using them as an impetus for their demands for stricter gun control, echoing the question of whether it appeared to be a bit “unseemly.”
Watch the exchange below: