New York Democratic Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has criticized Republicans in Congress for complaining about the new home’s metal detectors, noting that Republicans like At least one person has posted a photo of himself holding a gun next to Democrats.
Metal detectors were installed Tuesday following Wednesday’s riots by supporters of President Donald Trump at City Hall. House Democrats said they no longer felt safe among their professional Republican colleagues following the uprising.
“It’s almost as if GOP members promoting videos of themselves carrying firearms illegally in the Capitol area, posting pictures of themselves holding guns beside Democratic members and inciting attacks on the Capitol. The result! Naturally, the GOP is crying and playing the victim, Ocasio -Cortez tweeted Tuesday.
The law prohibits lawmakers from carrying firearms anywhere in the capital except their offices. No one except law enforcement is authorized to carry guns, whether they are loaded or unloaded in the House Chamber.
In an announcement Tuesday afternoon, Acting Home Sergeant Timothy Blodgett told household members that anyone entering the lower room will be subject to additional screening measures and will be barred if they reject the screening. Or found that there is such a prohibited item
Republicans, however, began to criticize the metal detectors almost immediately.
Markwayne Mullin, a Republican congressman of Oklahoma, yelled at a security guard Tuesday, “I was physically abused!” He said.
Arkansas Congressman Steve Womack said firearms carry was “My constitutional rights” and “They can’t stop me”
In a January 3 ad, Colorado representative Lauren Beabert told viewers that she would “Bring my Glock to Congress.” In a September Facebook post, Georgia Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene shared a picture of herself holding a gun next to a picture of a Democratic House of Representatives. Four people that make up the Progressive League called “the Squad”.
Facebook deleted Greene’s post for violating its violent anti-harassment policy after Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota “Squad” member, tweeted: “Posting an assault rifle next to the faces of three black women is not an advertisement. But to incite death Threats in response to this post “
Democrats criticized Republicans for supporting Trump’s unfounded claims of voter defrauding as part of their responsibility for Wednesday’s raid on government agencies. About 120 GOPs voted against elected President Joe Biden’s victory.
Fears of political violence continue as the FBI has addressed possible attacks during the upcoming protests planned at all 50 U.S. capitals and their inauguration. On January 20 of Biden in the government agency
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