Just in time for impeachment votes, Speaker Nancy Pelosi had metal detectors erected at the entrance to the House chambers to impede members of Congress on their way to vote.
Democrats claim it’s a security precaution in light of last week’s riot. Total bunk considering metal detectors at all Capitol’s main entrances failed to stop the marauders.
Technically, no police officer can interfere with a member of Congress on their way to a vote.
Which is why police had to let Colorado’s U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert proceed after she failed to yield her purse for a search when it tripped the metal detector alarm.
Colorado media turned it into a major incident reporting that it must have been her
cell phone iPad keys lipstick jewelry coins pen Altoids gun that set off the metal detector.
It was a standoff between Boebert and police for several nerve-wracking minutes!
Then of course, Capitol Hill Police had to let the congresswoman proceed into chambers, where she and the rest of Colorado’s Republican delegation voted against a resolution calling for President Trump to be removed from office before his term actually ends in a few days.
Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 2 House Republican, said Tuesday that the metal detectors were designed to impede lawmakers from voting and were not discussed with GOP leaders ahead of time.
Several lawmakers simply walked around the devices. Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert said, “You can’t stop me. I’m on my way to a vote.”
Meanwhile, Pelosi has the National Guard camped out across the Capitol for today’s impeachment vote.
The U.S.Capitol is now so militarized, there are three times the number of troops there than in Iraq and Afghanistan, combined, reports Fox News.