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GOP Refuses To Follow New Capitol Safety Rules In Aftermath Of Riot
Jan 12, 2021 23:30:19   #
Michael10
 
These Republicans are so special no rules apply to them at all. they've passed laws so the people gotta do this to go into many courthouses in the country and to board all airlines but they are to good to obey the rules. They should be banned from walking onto the Capitol floor until they do what is required of everyone else. Special special people, rules don't apply.




Sanjana Karanth and Matt Fuller
Tue, January 12, 2021, 9:00 PM CST

House Republicans are refusing to follow new safety rules at the Capitol and go through metal detectors after a deadly riot threatened their lives just one week ago.

Lawmakers made their way into the chamber Tuesday night to vote on whether to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office after he incited a mob of his supporters to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6 in an effort to overturn the election results.

As part of new safety precautions in response to the insurrection, lawmakers must now walk through metal detectors to enter the chamber and vote. But many Republican members of Congress threw a fit at the idea of going through the same security check that everyone else does when entering the Capitol.

As HuffPost’s Matt Fuller reported, about 10 Republicans walked around the metal detectors as a group ― including Reps. Ralph Norman (S.C.) and Scott Perry (Pa.), while Rep. Jeff Duncan (S.C.) bypassed the metal detector right before the group did. Capitol Police guarding the door to the House floor appeared confused about what they should do, according to Fuller.

Capitol Police are technically not allowed to stop or detain members of Congress on their way to a vote, according to the Constitution. Under the Speech or Debate Clause, members of the House and the Senate cannot be arrested while at a session of their respective chamber, or while going to and from the same chamber. The only exceptions are if they’re committing treason, felony or breach of the peace.


A group of lawmakers then formed at the metal detectors outside the floor, consistently setting the machines off and needing to be inspected by Capitol Police. Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) yelled that he was “physically restrained” from entering the floor, while Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) told police that he believes the metal detectors are unconstitutional.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), who has bragged before about wanting to carry a firearm at the Capitol, was in a standoff with Capitol Police over her bag setting off the metal detector, according to CNN’s Ryan Nobles. Boebert refused let Capitol Police search her bag even when they told her she could not be let onto the House floor until she did so. She was eventually let into the chamber, but Nobles could not confirm if Capitol Police ended up searching her bag beforehand.


Republicans became increasingly emboldened in defying the security measures, with one lawmaker setting off the metal detector and marching right into the chamber without stopping to get inspected by police, who didn’t stop him. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) walked around the detector while telling police, “You can’t stop me; I’m on my way to a vote.”

Rep. Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho) pushed his way past a police officer after setting off the metal detector. Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) snuck past the metal detector and pushed through officers and another lawmaker. As lawmakers continued to file into the chamber, the number of Republicans who decided to test the police grew ― just six days after Capitol Police were overrun and one of them was killed.

Metal detectors are often used in schools, airports and for members of the public visiting the Capitol. They are meant to keep members of Congress safe, particularly ahead of Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration next week. But with dozens of Republicans outright ignoring the new security measures, they won’t protect anyone.

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Jan 13, 2021 00:46:58   #
LogicallyRight Loc: Chicago
 
I've been to federal and state buildings all over and I'm sure many of you have, There are always those that are excused from that requirement. Like Judges in court houses. Like governors in every state, Could you imagine them requiring a President to go through that metal detector. The rules are the rules and they can't be stopped. Period. This is just another pelosi/schumer stunt.

Logically Right

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Jan 13, 2021 01:26:53   #
lpnmajor Loc: Arkansas
 
Michael10 wrote:
These Republicans are so special no rules apply to them at all. they've passed laws so the people gotta do this to go into many courthouses in the country and to board all airlines but they are to good to obey the rules. They should be banned from walking onto the Capitol floor until they do what is required of everyone else. Special special people, rules don't apply.




Sanjana Karanth and Matt Fuller
Tue, January 12, 2021, 9:00 PM CST

House Republicans are refusing to follow new safety rules at the Capitol and go through metal detectors after a deadly riot threatened their lives just one week ago.

Lawmakers made their way into the chamber Tuesday night to vote on whether to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office after he incited a mob of his supporters to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6 in an effort to overturn the election results.

As part of new safety precautions in response to the insurrection, lawmakers must now walk through metal detectors to enter the chamber and vote. But many Republican members of Congress threw a fit at the idea of going through the same security check that everyone else does when entering the Capitol.

As HuffPost’s Matt Fuller reported, about 10 Republicans walked around the metal detectors as a group ― including Reps. Ralph Norman (S.C.) and Scott Perry (Pa.), while Rep. Jeff Duncan (S.C.) bypassed the metal detector right before the group did. Capitol Police guarding the door to the House floor appeared confused about what they should do, according to Fuller.

Capitol Police are technically not allowed to stop or detain members of Congress on their way to a vote, according to the Constitution. Under the Speech or Debate Clause, members of the House and the Senate cannot be arrested while at a session of their respective chamber, or while going to and from the same chamber. The only exceptions are if they’re committing treason, felony or breach of the peace.


A group of lawmakers then formed at the metal detectors outside the floor, consistently setting the machines off and needing to be inspected by Capitol Police. Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) yelled that he was “physically restrained” from entering the floor, while Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) told police that he believes the metal detectors are unconstitutional.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), who has bragged before about wanting to carry a firearm at the Capitol, was in a standoff with Capitol Police over her bag setting off the metal detector, according to CNN’s Ryan Nobles. Boebert refused let Capitol Police search her bag even when they told her she could not be let onto the House floor until she did so. She was eventually let into the chamber, but Nobles could not confirm if Capitol Police ended up searching her bag beforehand.


Republicans became increasingly emboldened in defying the security measures, with one lawmaker setting off the metal detector and marching right into the chamber without stopping to get inspected by police, who didn’t stop him. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) walked around the detector while telling police, “You can’t stop me; I’m on my way to a vote.”

Rep. Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho) pushed his way past a police officer after setting off the metal detector. Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) snuck past the metal detector and pushed through officers and another lawmaker. As lawmakers continued to file into the chamber, the number of Republicans who decided to test the police grew ― just six days after Capitol Police were overrun and one of them was killed.

Metal detectors are often used in schools, airports and for members of the public visiting the Capitol. They are meant to keep members of Congress safe, particularly ahead of Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration next week. But with dozens of Republicans outright ignoring the new security measures, they won’t protect anyone.
These Republicans are so special no rules apply to... (show quote)


They should be arrested, or at least barred from entering. Did repub voters really intend to elect toddlers?

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Jan 13, 2021 07:25:20   #
Michael10
 
LogicallyRight wrote:
I've been to federal and state buildings all over and I'm sure many of you have, There are always those that are excused from that requirement. Like Judges in court houses. Like governors in every state, Could you imagine them requiring a President to go through that metal detector. The rules are the rules and they can't be stopped. Period. This is just another pelosi/schumer stunt.

Logically Right


Imagine everyone treated the same, what a terrible thing. This is simply a show of power and a snub to the rules and the people of the United States. NO ONE, judges, Congressmen,Senators, no one in above the rules, no one. That's about like saying because I don't have any money, I can take what I want. Because I'm stronger than you I can do what I want.
Like I said they're special and above the rules.

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Jan 13, 2021 16:30:45   #
LogicallyRight Loc: Chicago
 
Michael10 wrote:
Imagine everyone treated the same, what a terrible thing. This is simply a show of power and a snub to the rules and the people of the United States. NO ONE, judges, Congressmen,Senators, no one in above the rules, no one. That's about like saying because I don't have any money, I can take what I want. Because I'm stronger than you I can do what I want.
Like I said they're special and above the rules.


The rules are that no one can imped then on the way to vote.

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