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Liberal Media Calls Democrats’ Sit-In Protest “Historic,” but Forgot about GOP’s 2008 Protest

From the Washington Examiner [1]:

However, as far as historicity is concerned, it was just eight years ago that an estimated 45 House Republicans, angry about Democratic inaction on recent energy legislation [2], staged a similar protest and refused to vacate the chamber.

Like the House’s current leadership, then-Speaker Pelosi had the chamber’s cameras and the microphones cut (something she decried Wednesday [3]). However, unlike GOP leadership, Pelosi took it a step further and had the House lights shut off.