Two GOP Reps Fined $5K For Evading Metal Detectors

The Washington Post reports:

Two Republican House members have been fined $5,000 for bypassing the security screening that has been set up outside the House chamber in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, a senior Democratic aide said Friday.

The lawmakers, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) and Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.), appear to be the first members sanctioned under a new rule approved by the House on Tuesday night. Spokespeople for Gohmert and Clyde did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

According to the new rules, lawmakers who bypass the metal detectors that have been installed outside some doors to the House chamber will be fined $5,000 for the first offense and $10,000 for each subsequent offense.

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