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The AP reports…
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is proposing fines of up to $10,000 will be imposed on members who fail to abide by the security protocols of the House.
Wednesday’s announcement comes after metal detectors were set up outside the House chamber following last week’s attack on the Capitol. Some Republican lawmakers have expressed their displeasure about the new protocol and have been bypassing the metal detector entirely or walking through and not stopping when they set it off.
Pelosi says, “It is tragic that this step is necessary, but the Chamber of the People’s House must and will be safe.” She says, “Many House Republicans have disrespected our heroes by verbally abusing them and refusing to adhere to basic precautions.”
The fine will be $5,000 for the first offense and $10,000 for the second offense. The Democratic-led House will vote on the rule change.
Earlier in the week, she imposed fines for those who fail to wear face masks during the COVID-19 crisis. Both fines will be deducted directly from members’ salaries.
See how that works? The same people that shrilly demanded all summer that we should defund the police, and went on to say that our nation’s police departments represent systemic racism and hatred…are now singing a different tune.
See this? “Many House Republicans have disrespected our heroes by verbally abusing them and refusing to adhere to basic precautions.”
Maybe the only good police are the ones protecting the elitist political class! Let’s see… if you were a police officer, which would you be more worried about?
A. Having your paycheck cut in half or being fired entirely, and having the populations of your citiy turned on you over the summer by radical Democrat rhetoric ….
B. Deal with grumbling complaints from elected politicians about having to submit to Pelosi’s silly new rules.
That’s a no-brainer.
One Congresswoman from Az nailed it in a Tweet:
“For members of Congress to enter the floor of the U.S. House, we now have to go through intense security measures, on top of the security we already go through. These new provisions include searches and being wanded like criminals. We now live in Pelosi’s communist America!”
The ongoing theme of the left is: OUR violence is perfectly fine and justified.