It’s only February and peak 2018 might have just been reached in the House of Representatives. The only thing that victims of gun slaughter can count on from Congress is a moment of silence, and today they didn’t even get that.
The House postponed a moment of silence on Thursday for the victims of the shooting at a Florida high school, due in part to protests in the chamber for unrelated legislation. […]
But the moment of silence was ultimately scrapped for Thursday after protesters tried to disrupt a vote on legislation to make it harder for people to file lawsuits alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Additionally, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), who represents Parkland is not there. So they are literally going to wait and have the moment of silence after the Presidents’ Holiday recess. Because apparently you get one and one only moment of silence after a gun massacre. They couldn’t squeeze one in today and then have another one when Deutch returns.
But let’s get back to the other cause, the protests from disabled people against the bill the House had just passed, the ADA Education and Reform Act, the bill that makes it even easier for businesses to continue to refuse to comply with the law that’s been in effect for 28 years. “Capitol Police escorted protesters out of the visitors’ gallery, many of whom were in wheelchairs and chanting ‘Hands off ADA!'”
Because we can’t take more than one minute of silence for slaughtered children and also have goddamned wheelchair ramps at stores.