‘I was screaming before you interrupted me’: American politics has become amplified rage

April 09, 2023

They disrupted the floor proceedings with a bullhorn and screaming at their colleagues. The three members yelled “No action, no peace” and “Power to the people” as their colleagues objected to their stopping the legislative process. American politics, it seems, has become a matter of simple amplification. What these Tennessee House members did was wrong — but it was no insurrection. Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) was shown on videotape screaming about gun control in the Capitol as his colleagues left the floor following a vote.