Members of Congress wave pencils during President Obama's State of the Union speech to show support for free speech and in solidarity with the victims of the Paris attacks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Members of the U.S. Congress waved pencils on Tuesday (January 20) during U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union Speech to show their support for free speech and in solidarity with the victims of the Paris attacks. Representative Gwen Moore, a Democrat of Wisconsin, rallied members of Congress to raise pencils during the speech to honor the victims of the attacks in Paris, in which 17 people were killed by Islamist militant gunmen, including the assault on the staff of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. "We stand united with people around the world who've been targeted by terrorists -- from a school in Pakistan to the streets of Paris," Obama said.