Republicans push back after Pelosi issues $5,000 fines for avoiding House metal detectors

Following the deadly riot on Capitol Hill last month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) imposed a requirement that members of Congress pass through metal detectors before reaching the House floor.

As NBC News reported on Friday, two Republican members have been hit with large fines for failing to comply with her policy, and they plan to fight it.

$5,000 fines imposed

One of them is Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who was quoted by the Washington Examiner as stating that he ran into trouble after stepping out to use the restroom.

“Since I had been complying with the metal detector requirement despite the Constitutional issue, I was surprised to receive a notice today stating that I had not complied with their policy and that I would be fined $5,000,” Gohmert announced.

“I will be appealing the fine and taking whatever action is necessary, especially considering this policy is unconstitutional,” the GOP member continued.

“I explained to the Capitol Police officer that I had never been required to be screened again from the restroom immediately by the House floor since the metal detectors had been in place at the other doors.”

“I said they had witnessed me walk the few feet to the men’s room, enter and take the few steps back,” he recalled. “No one ever mentioned or made that a requirement until yesterday.”

“Unlike in the movie The Godfather, there are no toilets with tanks where one could hide a gun, so my reentry onto the House floor should have been a non-issue,” he added.

Pelosi accused of violating own rule

Another Republican ordered to pay a fine was Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA). Clyde discussed the issue last week during an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham.

“Well, you know, this is a constitutional issue,” the Examiner quoted Clyde as telling Ingraham. “Those metal detectors are there to detain, and that’s a violation of Article 1, Section 6 of the Constitution.”

“You know, we’re going to the House floor to vote, we represent 700,000 people in our districts. And the Constitution says that we cannot be impeded when we go the floor to vote,” he added. “I’m gonna fight it. I’m going to appeal it. And then, I’m going to take them to court because this is unconstitutional. We’re all set up to do that, but I had to have standing.”

Meanwhile, Fox News reported on Saturday that Pelosi herself stands accused of bypassing the metal detectors, prompting Republicans to call for her to pay the same fine that Clyde and Gohmert are facing.

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  1. Pelosi should pay big timed for violating her own rules and face an impeachment trial along with other Democrats who have done much worse..

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  3. She should pay double the fine, SHE made the rule, then SHE broke it! Time to impeach her for unconstitutional rules! She is unfit for the speakership. They need to get her kicked out of congress! She is “ the enemy in the house”, a national security risk!

    1. The rules are made for everyone but the rule maker. She is senile, her and old big mouth who, on national TV today threatened to kill Donald Trump. Isn’t that against the law/ or is it only for common folk?

  4. WHY? IS IT THERE SEEMS TO BE TWO SETS IF RULES? IF YOU WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT YOU DON’T GAVE TO ABIDE BY THE RULES, YET THERE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE A SEPARATE AND DIFFERENT SET OF RULES

    1. If it makes you feel any ‘better’, (it doesn’t do that for me), the ‘rules’ have just been expanded. Now, it’s Republicans and ‘sheeple’ who need to follow Nancy’s ‘off the head’ rules!! I don’t know yet if you get ‘double punished’ if your a ‘Republican sheeple’ or not!! I’m sure we’ll soon find out! On the other hand, if you’re a Democrat–you can ‘do’ or ‘say’ what-ever you darn well please. Anti-Semitic–OK if you’re a Dem–lose your job if you’re not!! Even if you said something 30 years ago–it can now be used to ‘punish’ you. You’re not allowed to ‘grow’ and ‘change’! Whatever you did as a ‘kid’, you’re now being held ‘accountable’–well, unless you’re a Dem, of course.

  5. These people need some air. Counseling is a must. Their ideologies are wrong. I help people everyday for the last 40 plus years, worked in military, many other jobs. Seen good and bad in people. These beliefs are wrong. Do not tell me that Your fellow Americans are terrorists for following President Trump. He got vaccine approved in record time, held China accountable, more jobs despite the ridiculous lies, yes lies, by CNN, MSNBC, most of the Democratic Party, ANTIFA, BLM, and others. These people do not care about America. Their actions support this, not their mouth. Actions of open borders, America Last, kissing China’s butt when they, yes they, encourage genocide. Raising taxes. Have soldiers around the Capitol. Where was the big insurrection? It was in Pelosi’s head. Pelosi, Biden, Schumer, Walters, Harris have not worked a real job, just their mouths. Look it up. Educate yourself. Watch Fox News. They are revealing to us. What happens? The left is exposed. Now their money tree is in danger. Even the FBI, and others are tied to China. Sad! Really sad. I have God. I am not perfect, made mistakes. But, when I die I am going to Heaven. Unfortunately, these views are from the devil. Tried to close churches. I and others will not believe the lies. Kamala Harris says they will not stop. Fires of burning businesses, even attacking Trump supporters. Excuse me, they are violent. Fired oil and gas workers. Is this unifying America? No. Free speech for them, but not anyone else. American people work hard, unlike them. Politicians are punks. Got no life. Money. The root of all evil.

    1. I bfeel that we are in a communist country with Pelosi and Kerry not following the rules…..good for me but not for thee

    2. OOOPS!!! Didn’t like my ‘comment’ again!!! I’m soooo ‘politically incorrect’–got to ‘watch’ that!! I just said—‘The ‘inm*tes’ are running the ‘asyl*m’ now! Wonder if this one will ‘fly?!! LOL

  6. Please continue to bring up that Ms, Pelosi continues to break every rule she puts in place.
    And since she says walls are morally wrong, take that hideous wall down. The only reason it’s there is for the Left to imply that conservatives are a threat. Let’s find out what really happened on Jan. 6th and what Ms. Pelosi’s role was, in it.

  7. There are those who believe they can do WHATever they like
    WHENever they like
    HOWever they like to
    WHOMever they like

    1. What is truly frightening is—She continually ‘gets away with it’!!!! Somebody—reign in this ‘runaway horse’!!! People are getting hurt!

  8. Nancy Pelosi are already in big trouble. There is an open investigation that goes way back 2016 when Trump became President.
    And how can any one goes to trail while there’s is still ON-GOING investigation for Capital Riot?

  9. She gives my Italian/Catholic heritage a bad name. Satan lives within her. Repent you sinner, or you will burn forever.✝️🇺🇸

  10. Mental screening for most of the turnip garden should be standard practice with a dash of water to see which witch melts.

  11. I think it’s a shame for such evil to walk the floors of our government. People need to wake up and stop kissing their tails, you republicans don’t have a future in government any longer cuz of your stupid actions. The evil that has came out and you are letting it take people lives and letting them destroy the only country left that believe’s in Jesus Christ and then you have a president that claims to be a Christian, but makes it possible to kill unborn children. People in that capital building needs to stand for god and for the people that pay u your salary. As graham stated that night enough is enough ! Take pelosi’s narrow minded body out of that job. And anyone else that is standing for destroying this great nation ! This isn’t their country it’s gods country and his people !! I pray that someone starts loving and believing in our great nation and stands for god again . I’m going to walk with god and he will protect those who do , but this evil needs to go there’s no place for it in our nation.

  12. Let’s face it, fellow LOYAL and LEGITIMATE patriots, we are witnessing the results of a once PROUD and NOBLE country being taken over by demons from
    hell, masquerading as humans! Time for some good, old-fashioned spiritual
    warfare!! Let’s agree in prayer that our GOD CAN and WILL exert HIS authority in this matter. “Thank you, Lord for your ever-present POWER to destroy the
    satanic forces attempting to overwhelm AMERICA!” In JESUS’ NAME, Amen!

  13. She has way outlived her ability to reason, be fair or any normal form of communication or action. She is stuck on hate & destroy all who don’t kiss her whatever. Mentally ill in some way, just listen to her talk? Like Biden, they can’t actually speak with any continuity. Schumer stinks & is hateful but he can talk, I’ll give him that.

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