Democrats Protest on House Floor After Moment of Silence for Orlando Victims

The fight erupted over gun control.

The Wisconsin Republican ruled Clyburn's question out of order, and asked the House Clerk to continue to the evening's final vote, which Democrats protested.

“For this House to remain silent...for us to be silent when these things happen rather than fashioning some legislative response, to me, is just not good,” Clyburn said after votes.

Clyburn said he did not agree with some Democrats' decision to walkout of the chamber during the moment of silence, and said he asked several not to do so, including Himes.

“I think that it was a much more effective thing to raise this issue on the floor,” he said.

Himes did end up walking off the floor, according to an aide, as did several other members.