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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Afforded Special Treatment’ — GOP Congressmen Send Letter To Acting Sergeant At Arms Over Pelosi And Metal Detector Fines


Three House Republicans sent a letter Monday to the acting sergeant at arms requesting clarification on rules that say members must walk through a metal detector before walking on the floor. The lawmakers allege Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has been granted special treatment.

Republican Reps. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Barry Loudermilk of Georgia and Bryan Steil of Wisconsin sent the letter after a video was released Friday of Pelosi walking around the Capitol before voting. Republicans say she broke House rules by not walking through a metal detector to vote on the House floor and argue that Pelosi is receiving special treatment if she was able to be wanded down instead of walking through the metal detector.

“The Speaker of the House has recently confirmed that she entered the House Chamber through a closed entrance on multiple occasions without completing a magnetometer security screening. Without evidence, she says that she was ‘wanded,’ and that this activity satisfied the ‘security screening’ requirement of Resolution 73,” the letter reads. “I write today requesting clarification of the ‘security screening’ requirement. All Members must live under the same rules. By her own admission, Ms. Pelosi has again been afforded special treatment — wanding, rather than a magnetometer screening — that, to my knowledge, has been offered to no other Member of Congress unless a physical disability prevents them from going through a magnetometer.”

“If ‘wanding’ meets the requirements of Resolution 73, I request that you immediately afford similar treatment to all Members of Congress,” they added.

The House installed magnetometers in early January and require all members of Congress to walk through them before entering the House of Representatives chamber after rioters supporting Trump stormed the U.S. capitol, committing acts of vandalism and violence.

“Any other non wheel chair bound member of Congress who followed the same route Speaker Pelosi did in the video would have been fined $5000,” Davis told the Daily Caller.


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