On Friday evening, a group of Republicans sent a letter to the Sergeant at Arms, stating that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi broke her own rules when she walked around the metal detectors before making her way to the House floor.
The letter was sent by Republican Reps. Rodney Davis, Barry Loudermilk, and Bryan Steil to Timothy P. Blodgett, recommending that Pelosi be fined $5000 for breaking her own rules.
“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,” the letter said.
“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,” the letter finished.
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
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
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.
Republican Rep.’s seem to be returning the favor after several House members received backlash after they defied Pelosi’s rules.
“The House installed the new magnetometers Tuesday 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,” the Daily Caller reports. “As a result of the riot, the electoral college certification process was postponed and members of Congress were forced to evacuate the building.”
“The House Sergeant at Arms has decided that magnetometers will be set up outside of the press gallery office space to screen everyone going in to the House Chamber beginning at 6:00 PM today. Will stay in effect for every day the House is in session for the foreseeable future,” said chair on the Standing Committee of Correspondents Sarah Wire.
Rep. Gohmert wasn’t too thrilled about the new rules.
“You can’t stop me; I’m on my way to a vote,” he said as he passed thhe police officers and entered the floor.
Republican Rep. Chip Roy had a similar position.
“The metal detector policy for the House floor is unnecessary, unconstitutional, and endangers members. I did not comply tonight. I will not comply in the future,” Roy said in a statement.
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