Republicans angered by metal detectors set up inside Capitol following riots

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Republicans angered by metal detectors set up inside Capitol following riots

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Several Republican representatives have complained about the metal detectors used as people enter the House floor, which were ordered by speaker Nancy Pelosi last week, in the wake of the Capitol riots.

Louie Gohmert of Texas, Rodney Davis of Illinois, Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Van Taylor of Texas, were among several Republicans seen not complying with the new safety check, according to numerous media reports.

The Republican representatives complained, or in some cases refused to use the metal detectors, while entering the House on Tuesday evening to vote on a motion calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump from office, according to NBC News.

Ms Boebert, who recently said she would carry a gun in the Capitol, was reportedly seen arguing with police about having to go through the metal detectors.
CNN Washington correspondent Ryan Nobles wrote on Twitter on Tuesday evening that Ms Boebert was “in a standoff with Capitol Police at the newly installed metal detectors outside the chamber doors”.

Mr Nobles added: “Boebert walked through with her bag which set off the mags. She refused to offer the bag over to be searched and is now in a standoff with Cap Police.”
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