Speaker Nancy Pelosi is drawing the wrath of House Republicans who appear fed up with her finger-wagging lectures about everything from masks to security protocols.
Several House members are threatening Nancy Pelosi with a $5,000 monetary fine for being caught red-handed skirting metal detectors. The new security protocol was implemented in the aftermath of the January 6th capitol building siege.
Fines were implemented for violating the House security rules. Texas Republican Louis Gohmert was recently fined $5,000 for an alleged violation Friday, when he skipped the metal detector after going to the bathroom, he said.
Speaker Pelosi was subsequently busted for avoiding the House rules that she helped implement.
The House Administration Committee for the GOP issued a letter demanding that she pay the fines according to House Resolution 73:
Speaker Pelosi broke her own rules this week by entering the House Chamber without going through security. We are demanding she face the same fines as every other member of Congress. pic.twitter.com/5yj8ZIMUUD
— House Admin. Committee GOP (@HouseAdmnGOP) February 5, 2021
Rep. Dan Crenshaw was blunt:
Play by the rules Madam Speaker.
Multiple members saw you enter the Chamber without going through YOUR metal detectors.
Pay the $5,000 fine. https://t.co/4P9RaYU9KT
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) February 7, 2021
“Play by the rules Madam Speaker. Multiple members saw you enter the Chamber without going through YOUR metal detectors. Pay the $5,000 fine,” he said.
“She won’t abide by the rules herself so we’re going to make a huge push for her to actually have to pay that fine,” Republican Texan Dan Crenshaw told Fox News.
This is “typical good for thee, not for me type of attitude that comes out of San Francisco,” Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois also told Fox New.
If Nancy Pelosi believed so strongly in the security rules, why did she herself skate them? Are all her lectures about the grave threat to the capitol after an incursion that thankfully left no Congressmembers injured nothing more to her than a public relations stunt?
It isn’t the first time that Nancy Pelosi’s hypocrisy has been exposed in embarrassing fashion. Although she recently wagged her fingers at the Congress about social distancing and mask-wearing during the capitol siege, she herself was famously exposed getting a “blowout” at a salon in San Francisco without her mask on.
The Speaker is once again proving the dictum, so popular in Washington these days: “Rules for thee, but not for me.”
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