The lack of regulations on the cameras showing the House floor last week was “a good thing,” Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” leaving himself open to the possibility of continuing to allow C-SPAN to document proceedings. “Let me go look into the ins and outs of all of that,” Roy said. “What the American people were able to see unfold on the floor was a good thing for our democracy and our republic, right?”
C-SPAN had a moment in the spotlight during the votes for House speaker, as camera operators were able to capture many more angles than usual in the absence of an active rules package. Viewers consequently saw live looks at discussions between members, exasperated facial expressions and one near-physical altercation, leading to some commentators to call for the House to leave the cameras on.
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