Republican lawmakers are asking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to pay a $ 5,000 fine after alleging that her use of the secret entrance at the Capitol violated the rules of the detector inspection itself. metal that she laid out.
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“Please play by the rules, Ms. Chairman”, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (Texas) tweeted Saturday night. “Many members have seen her enter the room without going through MASTER’s metal detector. Pay a fine of $ 5,000. ”
Crenshaw’s tweet came after Rep. Rodney Davis and other lawmakers wrote a letter Friday night to Paul Blodgett – the House commissioner for order affairs – said they watched Mrs. Pelosi enter the House of Representatives on Thursday from a forbidden entrance to avoid passing metal detectors.
“Yesterday, around 9:59 am, many members saw the Speaker of the House of Representatives walk into the House of the House without completing a security check,” a letter written by Mr. Davis. “This clearly violated Resolution 73 of the House of Representatives and we asked him to fine [bà Pelosi]. Please let us know when the penalty is set. ”
Speaker Pelosi broke her own rules this week by entering the House Chamber without going through security. We are demanding she face the same fines as every other member of Congress. pic.twitter.com/5yj8ZIMUUD
– House Admin. Committee GOP (@HouseAdmnGOP) February 5, 2021
Ms. Pelosi introduced a special rule of metal detectors that target some Republicans when they consider it legal to bring guns in the House of Representatives. The fine for the first offense is $ 5,000.
The GOP’s complaints came when Rep. Louie Gohmert (Republican party) became the first lawmaker to be punished under the new policy. He was fined $ 5,000 after going to the bathroom and failed to step through a metal detector by the time he entered.