Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert walked around a brand new and freshly installed metal detector inside the Capitol building on his way to vote, telling the Capitol Police that he cannot be stopped by them.
The House installed the brand new metal detectors on Tuesday and requires all members of Congress to walk through them before entering the House of Representatives, after rioters stormed the U.S. capitol on Wednesday, committing acts of terror and vandalism.
“The House Sergeant at Arms has decided that magnetometers will be set up outside of the press gallery office space to screen everyone going in to the House Chamber beginning at 6:00 PM today. Will stay in effect for every day the House is in session for the foreseeable future,” Sarah Wire, the chair on the Standing Committee of Correspondents stated in an email.
“The metal detector policy for the House floor is unnecessary, unconstitutional, and endangers members. I did not comply tonight. I will not comply in the future,” Rep. Chip Roy said in a statement.
Sources: meaww.com, Newsweek, Fox5NY, and Washington Post; Photo: thedailywire.com