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Social Media Buzz: Lawmaker Kerfuffles In U.S. and Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a press conference at the United Nations after the Opening Ceremony of the High-Level Event for the Signature of the Paris Agreement April 22, 2016 in New York. (Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a press conference at the United Nations after the Opening Ceremony of the High-Level Event for the Signature of the Paris Agreement April 22, 2016 in New York. (Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

Two stories involving lawmakers are trending on social media today: One is from the U.S. House, where lawmakers yesterday voted against a measure that would have protected LGBT employees working for military contractors from discrimination. Republicans voted against the bill, and Democrats shouted “shame” on the House floor in response to the Republican votes. In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing criticism after he elbowed an opposition lawmaker, in an attempt to walk another lawmaker to his seat to get a vote started.

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Mike Barry, head of audience at the Guardian U.S.

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