Days After Insurrection, House Republicans Are Furious… About Metal Detectors

Days After Insurrection, House Republicans Are Furious... About Metal Detectors

A week after President Donald Trump incited his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overthrow the government and stop lawmakers from certifying President-elect Joe Biden ’s electoral win, House Republicans are outraged. They are outraged that they have to use a metal detector at work. The House sergeant at arms announced Tuesday that lawmakers will now have to be screened before entering the House chamber in an effort to provide “a safe and secure environment” for conducting business. The change comes after some lawmakers raised concerns about Trump’s allies in Congress being co-conspirators with the insurrectionists and potentially carrying guns onto the House floor , which is prohibited . Most lawmakers were fine with the enhanced security. After all, it was just last week when they feared for their lives and barricaded themselves in the House chamber as Capitol Police officers fended off violent white supremacists trying to smash their way inside. The insurrection left five people dead, and it could have been way, way worse. But starting Tuesday evening and going into Wednesday, some House Republicans had full-blown tantrums at the idea of walking through a metal detector ― something everyone else in America has to do all the time, whether at airports, schools or other buildings. “Horse shit!” shouted Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.). “Bullshit!” “You are creating a problem you do not understand the ramifications of!” Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) warned Capitol Police officers. “You can’t stop me, I’m on my way to […]

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