In keeping with their long time tradition, the Democrats have proven themselves to be the world champion hypocrites.
The House installed metal detectors so that Democrats can claim they did it to keep Republicans from harming them. They established a fine of $5,000 for walking around them.
They have already fined Republican Reps. Louie Gohmert and Andrew Clyde for avoiding the detectors.
On Friday, Nancy Pelosi was caught by three Republicans walking around the metal detectors and now they insist that she be fined as well.
Republican Reps. Rodney Davis, Barry Loudermilk, and Bryan Steil sent the letter to Timothy P. Blodgett, demanding that Pelosi pay the same fine as Republicans. Fat chance.
I’m sure she will find a way around it but if she does that rule has to be abandoned.
In their letter, they wrote:
“House Resolution 73 directs you in your capacity as Sergeant at Arms to impose fines against members of the House who fail to complete security screening prior to entering the House Chamber. The resolution, which went into effect upon passage of the House on February 2nd, imposes a fine for $5,000 for the first offense.”
“It also directs you to promptly notify in writing of fines being imposed for violations of House Resolution 73. Yesterday, at approximately 9:59 am, multiple members observed the Speaker of the House entering the House Chamber without completing security screening. What was observed was a clear violation of House Resolution 73 and you are required by House Rules to impose this fine. Please inform us once the fine has been assessed.”
Myself, @RodenyDavis and @RepBryanSteil sent the following letter to the SAA asking them to fine @SpeakerPelosi $5,000 for breaking House rules she put into place. Yesterday, members witnessed Speaker Pelosi walking around the metal detectors prior to walking on the House floor. pic.twitter.com/viECe18Qy5
— Rep. Barry Loudermilk (@RepLoudermilk) February 5, 2021
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A group of Republicans sent a letter Friday night to the Sergeant at Arms which claims Speaker Nancy Pelosi broke rules House rules by walking around the metal detectors before walking on the floor.
The House installed the new magnetometers in early January and requires all members of Congress to walk through them before entering the House of Representatives chamber after rioters supporting Trump stormed the U.S. capitol Wednesday, committing acts of vandalism and violence. As a result of the riot, the electoral college certification process was postponed and members of Congress were forced to evacuate the building.