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You Know Who Else Once Sat On The House Floor?

It isn't unprecedented to cop a squat on the carpet.
John Boehner once sat on the floor of the House.
John Boehner once sat on the floor of the House.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is looking into potential punishment for House Democrats who staged a sit-in on the chamber floor two weeks ago. But those Democrats weren’t the first lawmakers to ever take a seat on the fine carpet there.

In 2003, before he was House speaker, John Boehner was caught taking in a portion of then-President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address from the floor.

Can you spot Boehner partway up the aisle?
Can you spot Boehner partway up the aisle?

Presumably, Boehner was coming in from a smoke break, and, as far as we know, no punishment was meted out.

Of course, there’s probably a difference between trying to get back to your seat during the State of the Union and hijacking the House floor to make a point about gun violence in this country, but don’t ruin this for us.

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