Democrats Try to Rein in Wild West Atmosphere in House Committee Room, Republicans Shoot Down Idea

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Posted 45 days ago

The House Natural Resources Committee was the scene of a heated debate over the Democrats' attempt to reinstate a rule prohibiting firearms from the committee room. The Republicans voted down the amendment proposed by Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., but not before several minutes of back-and-forth between committee members. Huffman accused unnamed lawmakers of "flaunting" federal statutes by carrying firearms in the Capitol, and he pointed out that some members had incited armed political violence in the past. Republicans argued that the amendment was unnecessary and violated their constitutional right to defend themselves. The chairman of the committee referred questions about the rules to the House Administration Committee, and when Huffman asked who was not carrying a firearm, Republicans did not participate. The Democrats pushed back, with Reps. Ruben Gallego and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pressing Huffman on the interpretation of the House rules. The debate highlighted the tensions between the two parties over gun control in the Capitol.