Remember the Pulse Nightclub shooting this past June? It was an act of terrorism that shook the Nation.
Being an election year, some members of Congress took this tragedy as an opportunity to get publicity and organized a 'sit-in' on the floor of Congress.
Chellie Pingree was in Maine at the time but flew back to Washington D.C. so that she could take advantage of the free publicity and send fundraising emails while doing it. The DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) sent no fewer than six – yes, SIX! – emails, using the sit-in to solicit donations from their email list.
Several of the emails were signed by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. John Lewis.