Two GOP lawmakers, Texas Republican Louie Gohmert and Georgia Republican Andrew Clyde were issued $5,000 fines for bypassing metal detectors while entering the House chamber.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) have each been fined $5,000 for bypassing metal detectors as they entered the House floor, a senior Democratic aide confirms to NBC News.
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) February 5, 2021
Tuesday, the House had voted to establish the fine which includes $5k for the first time offender followed by $10k for the second offense.
Pelosi said “It is beyond comprehension why any member would refuse to adhere to these simple, commonsense steps to keep this body safe. It is sad that we have been forced to move forward with a rule change imposing fines on those who refuse to abide by these protections, but the People’s House must and will be safe, so that we can honor our responsibility to do the People’s work.”
Speaker Pelosi on new fines for metal detector violations: “It is beyond comprehension why any Member would refuse to adhere to these simple, commonsense steps to keep this body safe." pic.twitter.com/bcrT3mTxyz
— Caitlyn Kim (@caitlynkim) February 3, 2021