GOP Reps Sue Over Metal Detector Fines: “Harassment”

The Hill reports:

Two GOP lawmakers announced Monday that they have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of fines issued against them for failing to complete security screenings to enter the House chamber.

Republican Reps. Louie Gohmert (Texas) and Andrew Clyde (Ga.) both tried to appeal the fines — which are $5,000 for the first offense and $10,000 for the second — earlier this year before the House Ethics Committee, but were unsuccessful.

The lawmakers argued that the fines amount to “a means of harassing democratically-elected representatives who are members of the opposition party in the House of Representatives.”

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