(ReliableNews.org) – Tension remains high on Capitol Hill in the wake of the January 6 riot. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently pushed through a measure that will fine lawmakers who refuse to walk through magnetometers installed outside the House chamber to detect firearms.
The measure passed largely along party lines with a vote of 216 to 210. So far, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) received a $5,000 fine, and Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) received two fines totaling $15,000 for bypassing the magnetometers. However, on March 20, Clyde told Fox News he intentionally avoided the metal detectors to have “legal standing” to sue Pelosi to overturn the rule.
GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde said he wasn't trying to sneak a gun into the House chamber.
Instead, the Second Amendment enthusiast said he was purposely skirting the new security rules to have a chance to sue House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.https://t.co/82IB2mq3fX
— 60 Plus Association (@60PlusAssoc) March 20, 2021
It’s time for someone to stand up for the Constitution, he explained. “I’m good with… taking a hit for the team.” Besides, he’s confident the court will rule in his favor because Pelosi’s measure “is unconstitutional.”
Rep. Clyde filed an appeal with the House Ethics Committee. If he loses, he plans to sue Pelosi, the House Sergeant at Arms, and the Capitol Police Department. We will keep you updated on this breaking story.
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