U.S. Representative Lauren Beabert, who vowed to lead her Glock all over Washington, D.C., and was blamed by the city’s police chief for minor incidents at a security break at the U.S. House of Representatives last night. Tuesday
Rifle Republican was reportedly trying to walk past a newly installed metal detector that sounded like she did. She then refused to change her bag to the state agency police, who refused to let her into the house’s room, according to reporters at the scene.
It is not clear how the issue was resolved. Reporters saw Bobert go into the house to vote. But it could not be confirmed whether she was allowed through her bag. Boebert̵7;s office did not respond to a request for comment answering that question.
Congress members are allowed to carry guns elsewhere in the Parliament building. But taking it in the house and the Senate is banned, Boebert suggested on Twitter Tuesday that she had a gun with her that evening.
“I am legally permitted to carry my firearms in Washington, D.C. and inside the Capitol,” said Bobert in a tweet about the incident. “Outdoor metal detectors will not stop the violence we see. Last week – it was just another political stunt of Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi. ”
Boebert’s polite confrontation with police comes less than a week after rioters raided the U.S. Capitol and murdered officers. Over the past several days, members of Congress have repeatedly expressed their condolences and thanks to the Capitol Police.
“Thank you for the brave men and women in our law enforcement community, especially the US government, for keeping us safe,” she tweeted on Tuesday afternoon, two hours before refusing to comply. Staff order