So much for the 1st Amendment down on the House floor, from out authoritarian dictatorial Republican majority. I guess Americans don't have to see how our government works, or how Democrats are fighting for their constituents. The Hill:
C-SPAN turned to Periscope and Facebook Live for Wednesday coverage of Democrats staging a sit-in on gun control on the House floor after GOP leadership cut off the chamber's cameras.Here's a short video clip....
Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) began streaming the video from the floor after the cameras were shut off. House Republicans, who have control of the feed that streams from C-SPAN vowed to keep it off until the House was back in session. C-SPAN tweeted multiple times that they do not have control of the feed.
In order to circumvent the blackout, C-SPAN began streaming from Periscope, and have also switched to Facebook Live.