WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have ended their 25½-hour sit-in on the chamber’s floor that they’ve been staging to demand votes on gun control.
With just a few interruptions, Democrats commanded the House floor since 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The protest was broadcast live to the world over social media.
There are no indications that Republicans — who control the House — have met the Democrats’ demands.
Democrats wanted votes on bills strengthening background checks and barring firearms sales to people on the government’s no-fly list.
No one answered the phone Thursday at the Muslim Cemetery of South Florida.
The FBI says Mateen opened fire in the crowded Pulse nightclub on June 12. In a 911 call from the club, he pledged solidarity with the Islamic State group. He was killed by police after a three-hour standoff.