GOP Refuses To Follow New Capitol Safety Rules In Aftermath Of Riot
House Republicans continue to comply with current Capitol Safety Laws and go through metal detectors after a violent riot a week ago endangered their life.
Lawmakers went into the room Tuesday night to plan to invite President Donald Trump to take his office in the 25th Amendment after he incited a mob of his followers to flood the Capitol the 6 January in an attempt to reverse the electoral results.
In reaction to the uprising, bills must now pass via metal detector devices to reach the chamber and vote.
However, several Republican Congressional representatives fit into the perception that everyone else is passing the same security search before entering the Capitol.
As Matt Fuller from HuffPost noted, about ten Republicans were walking around the metal detectors as a party — including Reps. Ralph Norman (S.C.) and Scott Perry (Pa.), while Jeff Duncan (S.C.) was walking past the metal detector just before that group.
According to Fuller, the police guarding the door of the house looked puzzled about what they were meant to do.
Technically, Capitol Security were not able to stop or arrest Congress men on the way to a vote in compliance with the Constitution.
Under the Provision of the Speech or Discussion the Representatives of the House and the Senate cannot be detained before or from their respective chambers.
The only exceptions include treason, murders or violations of peace.
I just saw ten Republicans wandering around the magnetometer.
Didn't all see them, but Ralph Northham and Scott Perry were among the party.
Just before them, Jeff Duncan bypassed the metal detector.
— January 13, 2021 Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller).
A group of senators formed outside the ground at metal detectors, continuously disassembled the devices and had to be searched by the Capitol Police.
Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) screamed that he had been forcibly restrained from moving onto the floor, while Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) told police that he felt the metal detectors were constitutionally unconstitutional.
According to CNN's Ryan Nobles, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Col.), who had been joyous earlier over attempting to move a weapon at the Capitol, stood in a fight with Capitol Police over her purse.
Boebert declined to allow Capitol Police to search her bag, although they told her that once they did, she could not be left on the floor of the Building.
Eventually she was let in, but Nobles did not confirm whether the Police of Capitol finished checking her bag in advance.
Before Boebert tells her what's in her purse, Capitol Police will not leave her in and now she is standing by the door to the hall.
She's polite but distrustful.
— Ryan Nobles, January 13, 2021.
Republicans became more and more emboldened to defy protective precautions, with one congressman tossing the metal detector aside and marching on into the chamber without waiting to get examined by the police who didn't stop him.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) stepped around the detector and told the officers, "You can't stop myself; I'm voting on my way."
Since disabling the metal detector, Rep. Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho) advanced past a police officer.
Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) snapped past the metal detector and pushed police and another legislator.
The numbers of Republicans who wanted to test the police rose as the lawmakers held in the house, just six days after the overrun by the police and one of them was killed.
In schools, airports and the people entering the Capitol, metal detectors are commonly used.
They are intended to keep Congressmen safe, particularly ahead of Joe Biden's presidential opening next week.
However, thousands of Republicans are not going to defend anybody because they have fully overlooked the latest security regulations.
This report was first written and revised on HuffPost.