Pelosi, Hoyer use Twitter to slam GOP for taking break

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House Democrats are using the hashtag #DoNothingGOP to protest the seven-week break that the House is taking ahead of the November election.

The House is holding pro forma sessions during the break in order to avoid calling a recess, but many members of Congress are back in their home districts campaigning this month.

Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) both requested permission to speak during Tuesday’s brief pro forma session but were refused.

"They refuse to get important work done,” Pelosi tweeted of the Republicans.

Hoyer was even more blunt in his tweet, accusing the GOP of failing their constituents:

Democratic Reps. Judy Chu (Calif.), Raul Grijalva (Ariz.) and Barbara Lee (Calif.) also joined Pelosi and Hoyer in promoting the hashtag.