In a fit of rage, Democrat Rep. Jamal Bowman (D-NY) started screaming and shouting at Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) about gun control reform.
The screaming started after Rep. Bowman thematically encouraged reporters in the House chamber to question pro-second amendment legislators more. “They’re cowards! They’re all cowards! Children are dying!” Bowman began yelling.
“Question them! Force them to respond to the question, ‘Why the hell don’t you do anything to save America’s children?’” the Democrat added.
“You know, there’s never been a school shooting in a school that allows teachers to carry,” Rep. Massie, who was standing near Bowman, interjected.
“Carry guns? More guns lead to more dead!” Bowman responded and continued to verbally berate Rep. Massie.
“You’re just screaming at me,” a composed Massie said before attempting to walk away from the heated exchange.
Bowman, a former school principal, continued to follow Massie, asking him if he’s ever worked at a school before.
“We have guns here to protect us, and he doesn’t believe that kids should have somebody to protect them,” Rep. Massie can be heard saying.
The Kentucky Republican intends to reintroduce a bill he wrote that would repeal the federal Gun-Free Schools act next week. At one point, Rep. Massie unsuccessfully encouraged Bowman to co-sponsor the legislation.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman and Rep. Thomas Massie just got in something of a shouting match off the House floor over gun control pic.twitter.com/xvRAoxQQPL
— Emily Brooks (@emilybrooksnews) March 29, 2023