Democrats and Republicans nearly came to blows on the House floor during an extraordinary sit-in protest for a vote on gun control legislation on Wednesday night that stretched into Thursday morning. At one point, Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas approached the Democrats jabbing his finger, screaming ‘Radical Islam killed those people!’ – in reference to the recent atrocity at the Pulse gay club in Orlando.

Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida started yelling back at him. The two came within inches of each other, both yelling. Lawmakers from both parties separated the pair. Rebellious Democrats began an all-day sit-in on the House floor at 11.25 am on Wednesday to demand votes on gun-control bills in the wake of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, which left 49 people dead in Orlando on June 12. READ MORE