In the News
June 21, 2016
By Abby Hamblin
Peters was among them, and when the House session was halted Wednesday and cameras were shut off during the group's speeches, he used a livestreaming app called Periscope to show that the sit-in continued and what the congressmen and women were saying.
C-SPAN, the cable network that is constantly streaming the events of both arms of Congress, followed his lead and began streaming his periscope feed.
Peters' stream gained thousands of followers and national attention, including these headlines:
POLITICO: C-SPAN's viral video moment
International Business Times: Gun Control Protests Hit Periscope: House Democrats Break Floor Rules With Live Video Broadcasts
You can watch the C-SPAN stream here.
According to House rules, "A person on the floor of the House may not smoke or use a mobile electronic device that impairs decorum." On social media, people pondered the issue, but it didn't stop Peters.
Here's a look at some of the reaction to what Peters did.