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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:30 AM

GOP lawmakers dodge metal detectors added after Capitol riots, blast them as an 'atrocity'

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Source: Washington Post

When Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) on Tuesday walked through new metal detectors installed at the U.S. Capitol after the Jan. 6 riot, the machines started beeping. But Boebert, who had carried her bag with her through the magnetometers, refused to hand it over. Soon, she was in a standoff with police.

The scene, first chronicled by CNN congressional reporter Ryan Nobles, was one of many tense interactions between GOP House members and Capitol police over the new security measures.

Some refused to go through the detectors. Others pushed past police after setting off the devices. One legislator even took to the House floor to call the measures “an atrocity.”

The complaints left Democrats fuming that Republicans were more concerned about basic security changes than investigating their party’s role in instigating the riot that necessitated the measures.

“Do these people not understand that literally everyone else has to go through metal detectors to get in here?” tweeted Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.). “Average people do not get to bring guns into the United States Capitol in normal times. Get over yourselves.”

The metal detector protests were the latest act of defiance by a GOP faction that supported President Trump’s attempts to overturn the election results based on false claims of mass election fraud, a baseless allegation that helped fuel the insurrection at the Capitol.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/01/13/republican-lawmakers-house-metal-detectors/

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Reply GOP lawmakers dodge metal detectors added after Capitol riots, blast them as an 'atrocity' (Original post)
Zorro Jan 13 OP
NRaleighLiberal Jan 13 #1
Chicago1980 Jan 13 #2
OneBlueDotBama Jan 13 #3
pwb Jan 13 #4
NCjack Jan 13 #5
Cozmo Jan 13 #6
packman Jan 13 #7
PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 13 #8
Tommymac Jan 13 #24
Irish_Dem Jan 13 #9
mjvpi Jan 13 #16
Irish_Dem Jan 13 #17
mjvpi Jan 13 #18
Irish_Dem Jan 13 #20
mjvpi Jan 13 #23
Irish_Dem Jan 13 #25
csziggy Jan 13 #22
llashram Jan 13 #10
RussBLib Jan 13 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 13 #13
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 13 #12
Auggie Jan 13 #14
VladmireTrumpkins Jan 13 #15
marble falls Jan 13 #19
IronLionZion Jan 13 #21
cp Jan 13 #26
Swamp Country Po Boy Jan 13 #27
Omaha Steve Jan 13 #28

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:33 AM

1. projecting again - THEY are the atrocity

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:33 AM

2. Should have made an example and cuffed her ass.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:35 AM

3. "an atrocity", will be when

Gohmert & friends are followed to their offices, by police with rubber surgical gloves, for a complete screening & free proctology check.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:35 AM

4. A Breathalyzer at the door may help too.

Keep the mean drunks out too.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:40 AM

5. They make rules for us but refuse rules for themselves. Expel all violators.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:40 AM

6. HAVING A HARD TIME WITH THIS

Is security just going to let these assholes bulldoze through the detectors. I thought cops were sooooo tough. What about law and order, my ass.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:42 AM

7. Tests they should all have to undergo before entering

IQ test

Drug test

Loyalty test to the Constitution

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:42 AM

8. Do they bypass the TSA at airports also?

Make them go through the metal detectors and show whatever metal objects they are carrying. Confiscate as needed. Otherwise, they don't get in.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:48 PM

24. Actually yes. Congresspeople can legally bypass them. nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:46 AM

9. This is a national security issue and they should be dealt with accordingly. nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:26 PM

16. Yes. Arrest or fine them everyday.

Isn’t this against House rules. I’d assume so if there are metal detectors. Sanctions. Fines.

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Response to mjvpi (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:27 PM

17. Exactly. I just do not understand why the GOP doesn't have to follow the law.

Like the rest of us have to do every day.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:41 PM

18. The Republicans have lost all moral and ethical high ground.

If you might have thought that they ever really had it, you probably wouldn’t be posting here.😜

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Response to mjvpi (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:56 PM

20. I have been a political junkie since 1960 when JFK ran against Nixon.

The R's never had a moral high ground, trust me.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:47 PM

23. My last drunk started the day Reagan was inaugurated.

The birth of the “Me Me Me" movement. I was 4 years old when I saw JFK wave to people in Pueblo, CO. I have vivid memories of that. I think the memory was enshrined by the pheromones of the 20 year old woman who lived next door. She lifted me up through the sun roof of a VW van.

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Response to mjvpi (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:49 PM

25. Great story about you being lifted through a sun window to see JFK.

We knew Reagan for what he was from the start.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:33 PM

22. Because the GOP is the "Law & Order Party"

They make the laws and order everyone else to obey them. Unless, of course they want their cohorts to break the laws to make sure GOP candidates stay in power.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:48 AM

10. the RWers like these

who have been and are directly responsible for enabling trump all 4 years that led up to trump trying to overthrow the election and his insurrectionists violently trying to overthrow our duly elected government deserve harsh sanction and shunning. Both politically and socially. They were, along with trump just as guilty for having incited, encouraged and implicitly charging the insurrectionist mob with finding, hanging, beating, burning at the stake # 3 in the line of succession after President-elect Joe Biden and vice-President-elect Kamala Harris and trump's VP.

We have the 'juice'...use it!!! Harshly. Coldly.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:56 AM

11. Gee, Dems have every right to be wary of the GOP

A mob just tried to fucking KILL them. A few members of the GOP are QAnonense followers, and one of them insists on bringing a gun into the Capitol? Slam that down hard. NO ONE should be able to evade the metal detectors.

Play some HARDBALL, DEMOCRATS!!

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:58 AM

13. And then GOP tried to kill them in cramped hidey-holes by not wearing masks. . . nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:57 AM

12. RepubliCONs are all about privilege


They feel they are not common people.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:17 PM

14. I expect Madam Speaker will address this soon

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:24 PM

15. Stupid responses by Wack Job GOP

Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) said in a tweet that Capitol police were treating lawmakers “like criminals.”

″We now live in Pelosi’s communist America!” she wrote.

On the House floor, Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) blasted the metal detectors, calling them an “atrocity” and “appalling.”

“Take note, America,” Steube said. “This is what you have to look forward to in the Joe Biden administration.”

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) also slammed the new security rules, claiming they restricted his constitutional rights.

Some GOP lawmakers also turned their ire on new rules that level fines against members who fail to wear a mask.

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) wore masks with protest messages, with McClintock’s reading “This Mask Is USELESS” and Greene’s bearing the phrase “MOLON LABE,” a Greek term that translates to “come and take [them]." The phrase is known to be a rallying cry for the far right.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/01/13/republican-lawmakers-house-metal-detectors/

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:46 PM

19. Just ask them: may I walk into your home office packing?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:15 PM

21. Guns are only allowed in their office, not the Capitol

“pursuant to the firearms regulations that Members received on Opening Day, firearms are restricted to a Member’s Office.”

“Failure to complete screening or the carrying of prohibited items could result in denial of access to the Chamber,” Blodgett wrote.


So, deny access to the chamber. It's time to enforce these rules considering how some of them are complicit in the attack

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:26 PM

26. Then refuse them entry to the House

Whiny refusniks like Boobie can sulk in their offices with their guns.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:32 PM

27. Oh, There's an Atrocity Going On, All Right

 

But it ain't the fucking metal detectors!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:00 PM

28. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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