GOP rep confronts sit-in Dems in fiery exchange

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. 

{mosads}Rep. Louie Gohmert (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 Brown (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 Ryan (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. 

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