Republican Rep. Andy Harris Tries To Bring Gun Into House Chamber

Republicans keep complaining about the new metal detectors outside the House chamber. Now we know why.

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.), who has repeatedly flouted the magnetometers that were installed near the House chamber after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, set off the metal detectors while trying to enter. When an officer with a metal detector wand scanned him, a firearm was detected on Harris's side, concealed by his suit coat. Police refused to let Harris in, and the officer signaled a security agent that Harris had a gun on him by motioning toward his own firearm. [...]

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she will fine members who bypass screenings $5,000 for their first offense and $10,000 for their second. Those fines are not yet in effect, as the House hasn't adopted those rules, and a few members continue to not comply with the screenings. On Thursday, HuffPost saw Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Rick Allen (R-Ga.) and Boebert all refuse to be wanded down after setting off the magnetometer.

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2 Responses:

  1. Erin M says:

    Here's some really simple rules:

    * refuse to use metal detector? No entry
    * refuse to be search if setting off metal detector? No entry
    * carry a firearm into Capitol? No entry

    Why are firearms even allowed in the Capitol building at all???

  2. Carlos says:

    It's almost as if lizard-people politicians elected to high office think the rules don't apply to them or something.


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