House floor takeover could last until Friday, beyond

Democrats may continue their rebellious occupation of the House floor through Friday and even beyond that, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said late Wednesday.

"Folks are pretty fired up about this," Hoyer said in an interview just outside the House chamber, where Democrats were giving speeches and demanding votes on two gun control bills.

"It could go through Friday and then, when they adjourn, people may come to the floor as [Republicans] did when they felt strongly about drilling for oil," Hoyer said, referring to the GOP floor speeches delivered during a House recess in 2008.

Hoyer said Democrats have not discussed what to do beyond this evening and have had no formal talks with the GOP leadership other than one conversation earlier in the day between Hoyer and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. McCarthy asked Hoyer what Democrats needed in order to end their protest.

"I told him very simply, put the two bills on the floor," Hoyer said.

 Read more at Washington Examiner

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