Third GOP Rep Fined For Bypassing House Security

Roll Call reports:

Rep. Harold Rogers is facing a $5,000 fine after bypassing a security check on his way to the House floor, becoming the third Republican to be handed the penalty after violating a rule adopted in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

The Kentucky Republican set off a magnetometer last week on his way to the chamber floor and brushed off a Capitol Police officer’s request to screen him with a wand.

Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas received a $5,000 fine, and Rep. Andrew Clyde of Georgia received one for $15,000. Both unsuccessfully appealed to the House Ethics Committee. Clyde is taking his matter to federal court.

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