Ryan: No vote on gun bill that strips Americans of due process

Paul RyanOn Wednesday, House Speaker [score]Paul Ryan[/score], R-Wisc., said there will be no vote on any bill that strips Americans of their constitutional right of due process.

“We’re not going to take away a citizen’s constitutional rights without due process,” he said on CNN, dismissing a childish Democrat Party sit-in.

The Washington Examiner added:

Democrats want the GOP to allow a vote on bills to expand background checks, and to prevent people from buying a gun if they are on an federal terrorism watch list. But Republicans say those lists are created without giving the people on those lists any chance to defend themselves.

When asked if the NRA was the main factor preventing a House vote on the bills, Ryan rejected that premise.

“No, the Constitution is,” he said. “People have an individual, guaranteed rights to Second Amendment rights.”

“That is what the Constitution requires, and we’re going to stick with the Constitution.”

Democrats are demanding that Republicans vote on measures that have already been defeated in the Senate, but Ryan says that makes no sense.  Instead of following regular order, Democrats threw a temper tantrum and staged their sit-in.

They refused to leave, so Republicans recessed the House, leaving Democrats to stew on the floor.



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