Republican Rep. Clyde invites Pelosi, Clyburn to join lawsuit against House metal detectors

Following the riot at the Capitol building in January, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had metal detectors installed outside of the House chamber and threatened any member who avoided them with a $5,000 fine.

While Pelosi appears happy to make rules, she doesn’t seem to be as eager to follow them. Now, one congressman is calling her out.

On Friday, Politico reporter Olivia Beavers tweeted out newly released video footage from February that appears to show Pelosi and House Majority Whip James Clyburn walking past the metal detectors.

Pelosi not fined

Clyburn was fined $5,000 for bypassing the detectors, and according to the Washington Examiner, one source said he was “shell-shocked that anybody had the audacity to file a complaint against him.”

The congressman appealed the fine to the House Ethics Committee, telling CNN, “It’s just somebody on the other side trying to cause mischief.”

Meanwhile, Pelosi managed to escape any fines, with her spokesperson claiming she had been been checked with a handheld metal detection wand.

With the recently released footage, however, it appears Pelosi might not have followed her own protocols.

Republican congressman trolls Pelosi

This latest controversy led Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) to put out a statement in which he sarcastically invited Pelosi and Clyburn to join his lawsuit challenging the metal detector rule, the Washington Examiner reported.

“Today I was alerted to the news that two of my Democratic colleagues, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Whip James Clyburn, were revealed to have bypassed security screening while entering the House Floor,” Clyde said.

“As my colleagues know, I was fined $15,000 in February for a so-called violation of the House’s unconstitutional H. Res. 73 and my appeal was denied by the House Committee on Ethics earlier this month,” he went on.

“Members of Congress take an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and I would like to be the first to invite Speaker Pelosi and Whip Clyburn to join my lawsuit to fight this egregious and unconstitutional House rule in federal court,” Clyde said.

The Republican congressman first announced his intention to challenge the rule in February, tweeting, “I am appealing Speaker Pelosi’s ridiculous, unconstitutional metal detector fines. Placing metal detectors at the entrance to the House Floor is yet another Democratic Party attempt to demonize Republicans.”

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  1. Evidently the fines are going into Piggoski’s wallet….because no where does it tell where the fines are going. What a corrupt and manipulative person she is. How did she ever get to do the things she does without approval from the House/Senate.>????????? PLEASE LIBERALS, VOTE HER OUT AND GET SOMEONE IN THERE THAT AT LEAST CARES A TINY LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE AMERICAN CITIZENS THAT PAY HER SALARY, (THAT SHE DOESN’T EARN AT ALL)

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  3. All Democrats are breaking their Oath of Office.
    Oath of Office for Congress:
    “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
    Oath of Office for President:
    “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
    Oath of Office for Vice President:
    “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same: that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
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    THEY NEED TO BE JAILED

  4. Pelosi was probably too drunk to see the metal Detector. Still needs a fine like everyone else. Clyburn also deserves the fine. Why do these demos always get away with something that others do NOT.

  5. It is simple…the laws were not made for them!
    Pelosi thinks she is above the law. It is past time for her to GO!!!
    She has milked the system long enough and many think is not worth the
    space she occupies.
    As a citizen helping to pay her salary, I resent her attitude of special priviledge.
    Sincerely,
    Susan L Paul

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