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Democrats Reportedly Ate Chick-fil-A During Gun Control Sit-In at the Capitol

No one can resist the lure of chicken sandwiches


Politics be damned, sometimes you just want a chicken sandwich — even when politics are your business, apparently. Beginning early Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers in Washington, DC staged a sit-in on the House floor in an effort to force a vote on new gun control legislation.

All that protesting works up an appetite, of course — and the Democrats resorted to having interns deliver food from Chick-fil-A, according to the bloodthirsty gossip hounds at TMZ; video shot outside the Capitol building shows Congressional interns loading a whole mess of Chick-fil-A onto a cart.

Considering the chain's historically controversial position on LGBTQ rights, it seems like an odd choice of meals — not to mention the fact that nearly all of Chick-fil-A's political donations (93 percent from 2011 to 2014, to be exact) go to Republican candidates and organizations. But to Chick-fil-A's credit, an Orlando location forewent its usual Sunday off to feed people waiting in line to donate blood following the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub.

According to Google Maps, there are three Chick-fil-A locations located within three miles of the Capitol building — and nearly three times as many McDonald's within that same radius (though Big Macs wouldn't make much political sense either). Perhaps Shake Shack would have been a more politically appropriate choice?

Check out TMZ's footage of the delivery, below: