Even as the Democrats ended the congressional session on the House floor, the republicans defiantly remained in an attempt to protest the fact that the Democrats ended the session without a vote on the offshore drilling bill.

Even though we are not getting the full story on offshore drilling the republicans showed an act of defiance trying to drive home the idea of how passionate they are about the bills passage.

Here’s my question: How much did the oil lobbyists give them to stage this childish event?

Update 7: Rep Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) just pretended to be a Democrat. He stood on the other side of the chamber and listed all of the GOP bills that the Dems killed.

He then said, “I am a Democrat, and here is my energy plan” and he held up a picture of an old VW Bug with a sail attached to it. He paraded around the House floor with the sign while the crowd cheered.

Update 8: It’s over.

Right at the stroke of five Georgia Rep. Tom Price announced that House Republicans were ending their impromptu protest on the floor of the chamber, ending a five-plus hour rebellion with a round of “God Bless America.”

The assembled tourists, aides and members in the chamber gave Price and his compatriots a standing ovation. They left the chamber to shouts of “USA! USA! USA!”