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GOP Lawmakers Call For Pelosi To Pay Fine After She Breaks Her Own Security Screening Rule

GOP Lawmakers Call For Pelosi To Pay Fine After She Breaks Her Own Security Screening Rule

Rules for thee, but not for me.

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1262814903867518978

Nancy Pelosi wanted metal detectors installed outside the House floor so that none of her fellow elected representatives could bring a gun into the chamber. Yes, it’s ridiculous and melodramatic, but so is Pelosi.

In fact, when a couple of GOP reps failed to go through the detectors, she slapped them with a $5k fine.

The New York Post reports:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has docked $5,000 each from the pay of two Republican congressmen who defied her new metal detectors, a senior Democratic aide confirms to The Post.

Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) are the first to be hit with the dramatic fine, which is taken directly from their $174,000 salaries.

A second offense will cost $10,000 under a policy imposed last month by Pelosi (D-Calif.) and ratified by the House this week after Republicans walked around the metal detectors or marched through them without stopping.

Gohmert said that he will appeal the fine. He said that he usually complies with the metal detectors, but didn’t on a single occasion after stepping out to use the bathroom.

“Unlike in the movie ‘The Godfather,’ there are no toilets with tanks where one could hide a gun, so my reentry onto the House floor should have been a non-issue,” Gohmert said in a statement.

As we have seen in particularly stark terms over the past year, Democrats love to set rules . . . for others.

So of course it didn’t take long for Pelosi to break her own security theater measures, and now Republican lawmakers want her held to the same standard she set for others.

The Hill reports:

A group of Republicans is calling for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to be fined after they say she failed to abide by newly implemented rules requiring members to go through metal detectors before entering the House chamber.

Republicans on the House Administration Committee sent a letter to Acting Sergeant-at-Arms Timothy Blodgett on Friday requesting the fine, arguing Pelosi should have to abide by the new rule that she pushed to implement.

“Yesterday, at approximately 9:59 am, multiple members observed the Speaker of the House entering the House Chamber without completing security screening,” the Republicans wrote on Friday.

“What was observed was a clear violation of House Resolution 73 and you are required by House Rules to impose this fine. Please inform us once the fine has been assessed,” they added. “We look forward to a prompt response to this inquiry.”

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No special treatment, fine her

CaliforniaJimbo | February 8, 2021 at 11:11 am

Nancy will offer 20 pints of ice cream. That should cover it.
Ugh If she didn’t have double standards, she wouldn’t have any standards.

If it is physically possible to bypass security, it’s only security theater. If a Congressperson is planning to impose term limits on other members “with extreme prejudice” (as the CIA allegedly puts it), a possibility of a $5,000 fine later is no deterrent.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to markm. | February 9, 2021 at 9:01 am

    A $5,000 fine would only deter the little people. That’s a cheap night out on the town for the likes of Pelosi.

    Anyway, fines, and rules, are also for the little people – you know, the smelly deplorable insurrectionist domestic terrorists that vote, think, or even glance at Republicans or conservatives.

    Remember, they think some guy in a fury hat with horns coming out of it is a threat to our democracy, but an FBI and Justice Department that targets members of one party with concocted evidence and ludicrously heavy handed investigation and absurd administration of justice where a a judge declares themselves to be prosecutor, judge and jury, and mass censorship by massive global “cabals” (Time’s word, not mine) with massed mobs of street goons waiting in the wings to be unleashed if things do not go their way is just Okie Dandy.

    Orwell couldn’t even have made this crap up.

You need to read the Liberal Playbook. Those rules are for you.

JusticeDelivered | February 8, 2021 at 11:43 am

Nancy reminds me of my ex wife. A full ten year menopause, transformed her into a totally self centered battleax, where she saw no problem with saying and doing things detrimental to our children and grandchildren.

The transformation was amazing, arrogant, rash, like a scheming teenager. Today, dealing with her, is just like having another teen

How dare they impugn the Queen! Off with their heads!

Comanche Voter | February 8, 2021 at 12:10 pm

As the Red Queen said, “that’s different,so shut upo!” No rules for San Fran Nan.

Such contempt for America. I don’t wish ill upon anyone except her

Nancy Pelosi embodies the worst of the boomer generation that has put the USA on a path to destruction. Arrogant, self entitled, tone def, never takes responsibility for mistakes, shifts blame and on and on and on. Usually someone in public life has some redeeming quality to point out, but she doesn’t have a single one that I have seen.

I worked at an office in a building once (now closed) which had no security (except the basement car parking area door, which had a keypad). Then they had a nut with pipe bombs attack the place, and suddenly we had security guards (average age:65) at every entrance with metal detectors and wands. They were required to keep the sensitivity up to “car keys and loose change” so every person through would beep and be wanded, et al… Well, after a year and everybody working there getting new photo-ID that clipped to your shirt, things settled down. The basement entrance (now carded to your photo-ID) had one bored guard who waved everybody through the beep-machine who had their ID. First, I noticed that you didn’t have to actually go through the metal detector to set it off, you could just stomp your feet three feet away and it would beep. Second, a few weeks later I noticed it was unplugged, and it stayed that way for at least another year until I moved jobs. Sensible, because nobody with a card got wanded anyway, and that annoying noise shut up.

The metal detector in the House is most likely going to get the same treatment.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to georgfelis. | February 8, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Security theater just like TSA, having an engineering background and other wide ranging interests, I could see way too many ways that Capital security could be circumvented. But I kept my mouth shut and endured it.

It sounds like this rule was made to force people to take the long way around when they come back to their places, without having any genuine gain in security. It is petty, onerous and ineffective for the stated purpose.

She should be held to it, too. I will wait to hear further on this.

The reportage on Nancy Pelosi in her dotage reminds me of the reportage on Ted Kennedy near the end of his lifespan. Sen. Kennedy talked trash all of his life, but it got much, much worse, to the point it became a joke, and finally, the Washington Post even started reporting on it, sometimes. They called him the “Lion of the Senate.” People outside the close Capitol area had no idea the awful things he said, because they just weren’t reported.

    henrybowman in reply to Valerie. | February 8, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    This rule was made to remind her colleagues daily that she has enough power to deny every one of them their constitutional rights, and they can’t do anything about it. That’s the sole reason.

      I actually think this rule was made to stick Rep. Lauren Boebert. The 1967 law (and police board regulations) permit members of the House and Senate to concealed carry while on the grounds, but *not* on the floor of either chamber. So if Pelosi can manage to catch Rep. Boebert just *once* breaking the rules by way of forgetting that she’s carrying when entering the House chamber, the old crone will unload on her like Doomsday with no end of attempts to get her kicked out of the House and censured and sued and have her license revoked and fundraise for the DNC and ram through gun control legislation et al…

Does anybody actually think the House Madam will pay any fine??? Fines are for the ‘Johns’ here Congresstitutes service.

Does anybody actually think the House Madam will pay any fine??? Fines are for the ‘Johns’ her Congresstitutes service.

Bucky Barkingham | February 8, 2021 at 1:07 pm

Is it true that when Miss Nancy was told of the actions of these Republican members she replied: “We are not amused!”?

Who killed Ashli Babbitt?

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Bucky Barkingham. | February 8, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    WSJ “Investigators have made a preliminary determination that the police officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt during the U.S. Capitol riot shouldn’t be charged with any crimes in connection with her death”

      healthguyfsu in reply to JusticeDelivered. | February 8, 2021 at 4:52 pm

      Time to burn, loot, and murder….before, during, and after the trial that we should get if there is meant to be justice in our new mob rule criminal justice system.

      “We investigated ourselves and found that we did nothing wrong. Since the investigation is complete, we shredded all the reports and interviews, destroyed the evidence, and vanished the autopsy records.”

    henrybowman in reply to Bucky Barkingham. | February 8, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    I would have gone with, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

Lucifer Morningstar | February 8, 2021 at 2:15 pm

OT but here’s a comedian that isn’t afraid to make fun of the Biden regime. And amazingly he’s still got a YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaxMQlT93Fs

????

Nancy Pelosi should have a first time offense fine of $10,000, and $20,000 for a second offense. After all, she is the Speaker of the house and bears a greater responsibility to set an example for all members of the House of Representatives.

Pelosi has a net worth of over $100 million. At 7%, she makes $20,000 per day on her money.

$5K is her tip at the French Laundry.

Good luck getting her to to fork over. The rules simply don’t apply to Communists.

I’m thinking about a total blackout of everything Nancy until her obituary. That would improve my mental health considerably

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