(HorizonPost.com) – Since the day the sanctity of Capitol Hill was breached by armed rioters, Democrats have ratcheted up their rhetoric on their desires for more governmental dominance. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) wants to “rein in” the media, and legislation has been proposed in New York State to deny people the right to use the passive protection of a bulletproof vest.
Now Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wants to dock the pay of members up to $10,000 if they refuse to go through metal detectors thrown up in front of the entrance to the chamber floor. Republican representatives are not happy with this, pointing out this violation of their rights and the law.
I am legally permitted to carry my firearm in Washington, D.C. and within the Capitol complex.
Metal detectors outside of the House would not have stopped the violence we saw last week — it’s just another political stunt by Speaker Pelosi.
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) January 13, 2021
The irony is that Democrats spent the summer of 2020, either tacitly or explicitly showing support for rioters in their looting and burning in places like Seattle, Portland, OR, and Milwaukee. Now that it’s hit a little closer to home, they have turned Capitol Hill into an armed compound.
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