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Paul Ryan Goes Off on Dems for ‘Trying to Raise Money Off a Tragedy’


“We are not going to take away the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans,” Ryan said.

U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds up fundraising literature produced by House Democrats during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol June 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. Ryan addressed the continuing sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives by members of the House Democratic caucus during his remarks. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

During his weekly press conference Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) criticized House Democrats for ignoring legislative process and using their gun control sit-in "stunt" to fundraise.

Ryan said that all the Democrats would need to do to get a vote on their proposed legislation is to get 218 signatures from members on a petition, as specified in House rules.

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