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Essential Politics: Standing up on Capitol Hill by sitting down

Essential Politics: Standing up on Capitol Hill by sitting down

It was perhaps the perfect blend of a 1960s protest and the viral media technology of 2016: a marathon sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by congressional Democrats from California and around the nation.

Good morning, I’m Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers, and what those Democrats wanted was a vote on gun control legislation.

Georgia Rep. John Lewis was the instigator, but he was joined early by a number of Golden State members. The sit-in started Wednesday morning and lasted into the early morning hours.

Sarah Wire and Lisa Mascaro

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