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Pelosi says lawmakers will be issued with $5,000 fines if they bypass metal detectors to get to the House floor

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Pelosi says lawmakers will be issued with $5,000 fines if they bypass metal detectors to get to the House floor

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has warned congressional lawmakers that they could face $5,000 fines if they evade metal detectors that were installed in the wake of the Capitol riots last week."It is tragic that this step is necessary, but the Chamber of the People's House must and will be safe," she said.

Multiple Republican lawmakers have attempted to bypass the new metal detectors, which were installed this week after the failed insurrection by pro-Trump supporters on January 6.Capitol Police told Buzzfeed that they would not be surprised if some lawmakers helped to organize last week's riots. headtopics.com

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has warned congressional lawmakers that they could be issued with $5,000 fines if they evade metal detectors that were installed in the wake of the Capitol riots last week.

"It is tragic that this step is necessary, but the Chamber of the People's House must and will be safe," she said,according to The Hill. Read more: Business Insider »

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$5k is chump change to them. Charge them higher where they have to make payments. We need a third party lol. Moderate Republicans and moderate Democrats should make a third party. A guy can dream... insidernews When did 'defund the police' turn into 'arrest them all'? $5,000 fine ARREST THEM. If I try to 'bypass' the metal detactor at the airport, I'm going to jail. Why should lawmakers be any different?

They should be detained. Their only options should be walk thru, face termination or quit. 🙄 How about arrested? Fined? Why not arrested? I love this badass woman! NancyPelosi has a personal agenda end of Point Yankee Doodle went to town riding on a pony wore a mask fell off his a$& and now he speaks in chine$e