Lauren Boebert faces $5,000 fine after setting off Capitol metal detector: report
The newly elected Colorado congresswoman, who campaigned on a conservative platform that included fierce opposition to gun control, was said to have ignored a new requirement to pass through a scanner inside the Capitol.
to enter the House chamber after an angry mob of extremists supporting Trump's false claims that the presidential election was"stolen" stormed the building.A first offense will result in $5,000 deducted from a lawmaker's Congressional pay, while a second offense comes with a $10,000 fine.
In a separate incident on January 13, Boebert allegedly refused to have her bag searched when passing through metal detectors placed at the entrance to the House floor.Several other GOP lawmakers have been accused of flouting the new rules.GOP Representatives Louie Gohmert and Van Taylor from Texas, Steve Stivers from Ohio, Debbie Lesko from Arizona and Larry Bucshon from Indiana were among those who allegedly either refused to comply with the screening or vocally protested against its implementation,
NBCNews reported.Although members of Congress and aides are legally allowed to carry weapons on Capitol grounds, House rules prohibit them being taken inside the chamber.Lauren Boebert addresses supporters during a campaign rally in Colona, Colorado on October 10, 2020. Boebert's meteoric rise into politics began in September 2019 when she confronted US Democratic presidential candidate Beto ORourke at a campaign rally and stated"Hell no, youre not!" to his proposed mandatory buyback of both AR-15 and AK-47 semi-automatic weapons. headtopics.com
JASON CONNOLLY/AFP/Getty ImagesBoebert, owner of Shooters Grill, a restaurant that made headlines for letting staff openly carry weapons as they serve customers, has pushed for congressional staff to be permitted to carry a gun in the Capitol.After Pelosi's metal detector measure was announced, Boebert tweeted that lawmakers"were not in need of more metal detectors when we were locked in the Chambers" during the Capitol riots.
In avideo released by the Colorado congresswoman on January3, she was seen placing her Glock pistol in a concealed holster underneath her jacket.Boebert was then shown walking down a city sidewalk, stating that even though she worked"in one of the most liberal cities in America, I refuse to give up my rights, especially my Second Amendment rights."Read more: Newsweek »
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Maybe she couldn’t read the sign. Why aren't HouseDemocrats stopping them yet? Lock her up!! laurenboebert A new one ever day, sweetie! Lawmaker who cant follow the law Is there a cap to being fined before harsher measures are taken? 🤞🏼 Send her home where she can pack all the heat she wants. Can’t fix stupid!! But then again, you need to actually have a brain before you can be stupid 😂
She should climb back on her broom and fly away. The mind of an insurrectionist is to kill. Just be careful and watch out