Dem rep won’t participate in moment of silence for Las Vegas victims

Dem Rep Molton

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) Said Monday that he won’t take part in a minute of silence on the House floor for victims of Sunday night’s deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.

“As after #Orlando, I won’t be joining my colleagues at a moment of silence on the House Floor that just becomes an excuse for inaction,” Moulton tweeted Monday.

“Now is not a moment of silence; it’s a time for action.”

Moulton was one of the several Democratic lawmakers who refused to take part in a minute of silence in the House for the victims of this deadly mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in June 2016.

Moulton has pushed for Congress to pass gun control legislation in the past — he was one of many Democrats who held a sit-in on the House floor after the Pulse shooting to try and force Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) To bring gun control laws to get a vote.

He called for Congress to move on gun control in a tweet before Monday.

“Thinking of everyone in #LasVegas, and praying Congress will have the courage to do more than stand in silence to commemorate them,” Moulton said.

At least 59 people are dead and more than 500 others were injured after a gunman opened fire at a Las Vegas country music festival at what is now the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Source: The Hill

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