After the January 6 riot at the Capitol, Nancy Pelosi decided that stricter security measures needed to be taken inside the building. Metal detectors were installed and every rep had to pass before stepping on the floor.
Unsurprisingly, a number of Republicans have gone mad over the move. And they got even more angry about the fines imposed for bypassing the security checkpoint.
Andrew Cylde (GA) and Louie Gohmert (TX) now go one step further. The two GOP lawmakers are suing House Sergeant at Arms, William Walker, over the directive.
In their lawsuit, Gohmert and Clyde argue:
“No law that changes the remuneration for the services of Senators and MPs will come into effect until MPs have been elected. The imposition and collection of fines by cutting a member’s salary during the tenure in which HR 73 was enacted is a clear violation of the prohibition of such cuts in the 27th
No man is alien to controversy. Gohmert is a staunch Trump supporter who helped the former president attempt to overthrow the 2020 elections. The Texas Rep. Even sued Mike Pence for dismissing the results.
Clyde recently made waves over his desperate attempt to inform the country about what actually happened on January 6th. The Georgian legislature stated: “Watching the televisions of those entering the Capitol and walking through the Statuary Hall showed the people staying in an orderly manner between the supports and ropes, taking videos and pictures. You know, if you didn’t know that the TV footage was a video from January 6th, you’d actually think it was a normal tourist visit. “
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.