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Several House Republicans are reportedly "furious" that they now have to pass through metal detectors before entering the lower chamber. The extra security measure was added in response to last week's deadly attack on the Capitol building by a pro-Trump mob.
NBC News correspondent Leigh Ann Caldwell tweeted Tuesday afternoon, "I never thought I'd see this. Metal detectors have been set up for members before they enter the House floor. A clear indication that Democratic leadership does not trust some right-wing House members."
The reporter's message included a picture of the new setup.
The first Republican to resist was freshman Rep. Lauren Boebert (Colo.), who earlier this month made headlines about bringing her own firearm into work.
As TheBlaze previously reported, members of Congress may legally bring their guns into the Capitol building, but politicians are prohibited from carrying weapons into the House chamber.
According to CNN, Boebert ended up in a "standoff with Capitol Police at the newly installed Metal Detectors outside the chamber doors," after she "refused to offer the bag over to be searched."
Reporter Ryan Nobles reported that Boebert was "respectful but defiant," and was eventually allowe... (Read more)