Washington – Many Republican MPs complained About – or outright bypassed – the metal detector to enter the floor on Tuesday, which was replaced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, following last week’s deadly riots in the Capitol.
Ahead of a House vote Tuesday evening on Vice President Mike Pence’s call to implement the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump, Republican members expressed anger and disappointment at reaching the chamber.
Republican Reps. Louie Gohart of Texas, Steve Stiles of Ohio, Van Taylor of Texas, Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Debbie Lesko of Arizona and Larry Bookshon of Indiana, among others, were not seen with police at the outposts, or complained. Implementation as per press pool and media reports.
Boebert, a newly-elected member who vowed in a viral video to carry a gun in the Capitol, was seen in an apparent dispute with police when he passed through a metal detector.
“I am legally allowed to carry my firearm in Washington, DC and within the Capitol Complex,” he tweeted. “Metal detectors outside the House may not have stopped the violence seen last week – this is just another political stunt by Speaker Pelosi.”
However, members are told: “Firearms are limited to a member’s office.”
According to Rep. Don Dyer, D-Va. Taylor refused to go through the metal detector and argued with officials about it.
Ray Rodney Davis, R-Ill., Told officers at the door “this is bull —” as he went through security, pointing out that police were securing the wrong perimeter.
“The danger is not on the inner side of the building. You are taking away valuable resources completely from where it needs to be. And you guys did it with a minority without any consultation. “Davis told Minority Leader of the House Steni Hoyer, D-MD.” Bulls —-. “
The new measure has apparently caused tension between some members and the police. GOP Rep. Of Illinois. Rodney Davis set aside a dispute between a member and the police as he was talking to reporters at the Capitol.
Rape Steve Scalise, R-La., Who survived during a congressional baseball game in 2017, told reporters that an extra layer of security was not needed and criticized Pelosi for “obstructing” members from voting and Said it was a change. “Never discussed with the GOP leadership.
Lesko, A. Tweet, Convicted Pelosi.
“For members of Congress to enter the floor of the US House, now we have to go through intensive security measures, on top of security we are already passing,” she said. “These new provisions involve search and wander like criminals. We now live in the communist America of Pelosi!”
Alex Moe and Haley Talbot reported from Washington and Dartunoro Clark from New York.