Pelosi wants fines for U.S. lawmakers who fail to comply with firearms control By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Capitol Police temporarily detain U.S. Representative Boebert outside the House floor at the United States Capitol in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she wants fines of up to $ 10,000 for lawmakers who refuse to be controlled for firearms at the entrances to the House of Representatives. , following the January 6 violent attack on the Capitol by Trump‘s Rioters. Metal detectors were installed at entrances to the House floor Tuesday night as members debated whether Trump should be removed from office for the assault on Capitol Hill, which sent lawmakers underground and left five dead. Several Republicans were seen surrounding the detectors or loudly complaining about their use to the Capitol police. Pelosi announced Wednesday that when the Democratic majority House returns to session on January 21, members will vote on a rule change imposing fines on members who refuse to follow the protocols: $ 5,000 for the first offense and $ 10,000. for the second, which will be deducted from the legislators’ salaries. Pelosi said many House Republicans have “disrespected” the Capitol Police “by verbally abusing them and refusing to adhere to basic precautions that uphold members of our Congressional community, including the Capitol Police. Capitol, safe. ” “It is tragic that this step is necessary, but the House of the People’s Chamber must be and will be safe,” he said. Newly elected Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Republican who has promised to bring her Glock pistol when working on Capitol, was seen setting off the metal detector alarm Tuesday night and then refusing to allow her purse to be searched before entering. to the camera. Boebert then tweeted his protest against the rules. “I am legally authorized to carry my firearm in Washington, DC and within the Capitol complex,” he wrote. “The metal detectors outside the House would not have stopped the violence we saw last week; it is just another political move by the President Pelosi, “Boebert said.

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