Democrat Rep. to Boycott Moments of Silence for Shooting Victims Until Gun Control Legislation

Rep. Jim Himes, a Connecticut Democrat, says he no longer will participate in moments of silence held in the House chamber for victims of mass shootings because Congress doesn’t follow them up with any legislative action.

A moment of silence was held Monday afternoon by the Senate for the 49 victims of a shooter at an Orlando gay nightclub over the weekend. The House plans a moment of silence at 6:45 p.m.