Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman belted out her frustrations over gun violence at an emotionally charged moment on the House floor.
In the House of Representative on May 21, the 10 names of those who lost their lives in the Santa Fe, Texas, high school shooting were read aloud, and Republican Rep. Randy Weber requested a moment of stillnes for the victims in his district.
The instant the gavel banged to end the moment, Watson Coleman — a New Jersey Democrat who’s been staunchly in favor of stronger handgun statutes — began yelling, her voice filling the quiet chamber.
“Your moment of stillnes doesn’t save one single solitary life! ” she hollered. “Do something! ”
The moment of silence “re starting” about the 2:40 mark in the video below, shared by NBC News( tale continues below ):