After the debacle of 06 January a new metal detector system has been installed to prevent any weapons and such could not get into the Capitol…….everyone including Congress people must enter the detector before entering…..
It appears the some Congress people think they are above the law and have decided that they do not the inconvenience……
Flippantly disregarding a basic safety measure put in place in the wake of last week’s deadly invasion the U.S. Capitol, numerous Republican lawmakers on Wednesday dodged metal detectors as they entered the House chamber to take part in debate over an article of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with inciting the mob attack.
In a series of tweets Wednesday, HuffPost reporter Matt Fuller named the GOP members he watched evade the newly installed magnetometers or walk through the detectors, set them off, and completely disregard their alarms and proceed into the House chamber without consequence.
“This system has been rendered meaningless,” Fuller lamented as one House Republican after another sidestepped the metal detectors, the establishment of which one GOP member called an “atrocity.”
Not to worry these slugs were caught on camera avoiding their duty The article has most of the evidence included).
There will be penalties for stupidity…..
Some Republican lawmakers are furious about new security measures in the House after last week’s Capitol riot, but if they keep trying to dodge the newly installed metal detectors, they’re going to face steep fines. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that lawmakers evading the detectors will be fined $5,000 for a first offense and $10,000 for a second, with the money coming directly out of their House salaries, Fox reports. Several Republicans walked around the detectors or refused to stop after they were set off Tuesday and Wednesday. GOP Rep. Debbie Lesko complained in a tweet that lawmakers were being treated “like criminals,” the Washington Post reports. “We now live in Nancy Pelosi’s Communist America!” said the Arizona lawmaker.
“On behalf of the House, I express my deepest gratitude to the US Capitol Police for the valor that they showed during the deadly insurrection on the Capitol, as they protected the lives of the staff and the Congress,” Pelosi said in a statement announcing the fines Wednesday, per the Hill. “Sadly, just days later, many House Republicans have disrespected our heroes by verbally abusing them and refusing to adhere to basic precautions keeping members of our Congressional community, including the Capitol Police, safe.” Under a new rule introduced Tuesday, lawmakers will also face fines of $500 for a first offense and $2,500 for a second if they refuse to wear masks on the House floor.
Hit them in the pocketbook…..what about the third time or the fourth….so on?
I agree with the first article….make them resign and then ban them from public office.
Just look at the US Constitution….Section Three of the 14th Amendment
I like it!
Let the Constitution punish these traitors to their oath of office.
This is typical of the Repubs….they want laws but do not think they must obey them….and you wonder where the stupid came from….look NO further than the GOP.
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”