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House Republicans Rage Against ‘Unconstitutional' Metal Detectors Now Installed Outside Chamber After Violent Riots

Added 01-12-21 10:34:02pm EST - “MAGA House Republicans rage against 'unconstitutional' metal detectors now installed outside chamber: 'Wanded like criminals?in Pelosi's Communist America!'” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “House Republicans Rage Against Metal Detectors in Congress”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

House Republicans furiously lashed out at — and brazenly disobeyed — new safety protocols that American schoolchildren, air travelers, and sports fans must abide by every day. Newly-installed metal detectors put in place outside the House chamber — in response to last week’s violent insurrection in the Capitol — ignited both anger and hyperbole among some of the most ardent fans of the president who incited that attack.

Per a NBC News report, the extra layer of security quickly became a flash point for some Republican lawmakers, who wanted to enter the House chamber unimpeded for floor votes. After lines began forming to enter and Capitol police begin asking to wand members of Congress who triggered the detectors, a small contingent of far right Republicans began to complain and flout the protocols.

House GOP furious at new mags outside the chamber. Reps. Markwayne Mullin and Steve Womack erupted at Capitol Police as they were forced to go through the mags. Womack shouted “I was physically restrained!” And Mullin said “it’s my constitutional right” and “they cannot stop me

Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 2 Republican, told me that the situation is “untenable” because it “impedes the ability of members to come and vote. This is our job.” These are the lines pic.twitter.com/Z6WP9ZXmC0

One House Republican from Arizona, Rep. Debbie Lesko, angrily condemned the idea that Capitol police should be able to sweep to ensure no weapons were being brought onto the House floor. This new security measure, which is already in place in thousands of official government offices and courthouses around the country, amounted to “being wanded like criminals,” she claimed. Lesko then upped the ante of absurdity, saying the upgraded security response to the unprecedented attack on the Capitol was tantamount to living in “[Nancy] Pelosi’s communist America.”

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