House Speaker Paul Ryan defends his characterization of the House Democrats' sit-in as a "publicity stunt." The Republican House leader used is weekly news conference on Thursday to attack the minority party's unprecedented tactics, suggesting it was a fundraising stunt.
.@SpeakerRyan: "We are not going to allow stunts like this to stops us from carrying out the people's business."https://t.co/jQgSgsc9ON-- CSPAN (@cspan) June 23, 2016