Hours after Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi docked $5,000 every from the pay of two GOP congressmen for flouting her new metal detectors, a bunch of Republican pols demanded she pay the identical high-quality for the identical offense.
GOP members of the Committee on Home Administration made the tit-for-tat demand Friday night time, claiming Pelosi had been seen on Thursday coming into the Home Chamber with out going by way of the metal detectors she herself had ordered put in after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
“Yesterday at roughly 9:59 a.m. a number of members noticed the Speaker of the Home coming into the Home Chamber with out finishing safety screening,” the members wrote to Home appearing sergeant at arms Timothy Blodgett.
“We’re demanding she face the identical fines as each different member of Congress,” the GOP members of the committee tweeted Friday night time, together with a duplicate of the letter.
Earlier Friday, The Submit reported that Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) had been the primary Home members hit with the dramatic high-quality, which is taken immediately from their $174,000 salaries.
Gohmert stated he’ll enchantment.
He stated that he often complies with the metal detectors, however didn’t on a single event after stepping out to use the lavatory.
“Not like in the film ‘The Godfather,’ there are not any bogs with tanks the place one may disguise a gun, so my reentry onto the Home flooring ought to have been a non-issue,” Gohmert stated in an announcement.
Blodgett wrote in a Friday night time reply to Home Republicans that US Capitol Police should file a grievance earlier than legislators may be fined. There’s been no such report about Pelosi, he stated.
“Solely the USCP can decide whether or not a person has failed to full safety screening as solely the USCP has adequate coaching to decide compliance with USCP screening procedures,” Blodgett wrote.
“I’ve directed that the USCP produce and supply uncommon incident reviews on any particular person who fails to full safety screening with out exception. I’ve not obtained any uncommon incident report from the USCP in regards to the Speaker of the Home.”