Georgia Fifth District Congressman John Lewis is the leader of a group of House Democrats who want a vote on the House floor on gun control measures. The congressman took to the well of the House this morning with this speech:
We are calling on the leadership of the House to bring common-sense gun control legislation to the House Floor. Give us a vote. Let us vote. We came here to do our jobs. We came here to work. The American people are demanding action.
Sometimes you have to do something out of the ordinary. Sometimes you have to make a way out of no way. We have been too quiet for too long. There comes a time when you have to say something, when you have to make a little noise. When you have to move your feet. And this is the time. Now is the time to get in the way. The time to act is now. We will be silent no more. The time for silence is over.
Lewis’s remarks caught the eye of one important Washingtonian: