House Democrats are apoplectic over the GOP’s proposed rules changes to prevent them from staging another sit-in on the floor to disrupt proceedings.
The most controversial proposal in the rules package for the new Congress would fine lawmakers who take photos or video on the House floor, which was already prohibited.
Members virtually never faced actual punishment for taking pictures on the House floor in the past, such as during the State of the Union, even though it violated the chamber's rules.
But if lawmakers try to snap photos or stream video starting in 2017, they would face a $500 fine for the first offense and $2,500 for any subsequent offenses. The fines would be deducted from the members’ annual salaries.
The proposal would not be retroactive, meaning Democrats who participated in the House floor sit-in this past June to call for action on gun control legislation won’t be punished. But lawmakers would face consequences if they try to do something similar in the future.
they should be sucking their thumbs
they will be a lot of salary deductions in 2017
HA HA HA
Ryan should have all of them arrested when it happened...
I wondered why the "Sargent at Arms" was not instructed to remove them? They should be censured and NOT recognized for this childish behavior. The states should do a recall election and they should have been removed from office. They are obviously not worried about what "We the People" want when they were elected!
a new day is dawning and i am loving it
These crybabies are clearly insane.
Gee, you mean like enforcing Law & Order, calling Jeff Sessions please. Jackasses must appear in Groups.
The best most effective fine would be a noose for 2nd offense if it's a democrat in violation, that or a slug.
Just like Obama and all his Exec. orders the next 22 days.
OBAMA'S LEGACY WILL BE GONE IN LESS THEN A YEAR.
OBAMA WILL ONLY BE KNOWN AS THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT AND A PROLIFIC LIAR!
These liberal lawmakers are so disgusting! And we wonder at the millenials?
The democrats have always been idiot trouble makers. John Kerry is an (dumb) ass. What a fool. The fact that the democrats hope for him to be the president says everything. What an idiot.