Tensions between Democrats and Republicans reached a boiling point late Wednesday night, with one GOP lawmaker getting into a shouting match over a sit-in aimed at forcing votes on gun control measures.
Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertRepublicans keep distance from 'Justice for J6' rally Security forces under pressure to prevent repeat of Jan. 6 Washington ramps up security ahead of Sept. 18 rally MORE (R-Texas) shouted at Rep. Brad Sherman (Calif.) and other Democrats, yelling, "Radical Islam killed these people," pointing to posters with photos of gun violence victims.
He was drowned out by Democrats chanting "No bill, no break."
According to reports from the scene, Gohmert got into a particularly heated exchange with Rep. Corrine BrownCorrine BrownBottom line Former Florida rep sentenced to five years in prison for fraud, tax evasion Genuine veteran charities face a challenge beating the fakes MORE (D-Fla.), whose district includes the site of the June 12 massacre in Orlando. Other lawmakers had to separate the two.
The spat followed a tense vote on a measure unrelated to gun control, which Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan researched narcissistic personality disorder after Trump win: book Paul Ryan says it's 'really clear' Biden won election: 'It was not rigged. It was not stolen' Democrats fret over Trump-district retirements ahead of midterms MORE (R-Wis.) used to try to take back control of the floor, causing an eruption of chants from Democrats who had been holding the floor for more than 12 hours.