Republicans continuing to flaunt the rules of the House and the laws of Washington DC. Andy Harris is a particularly egregious example. Just two weeks ago he nearly got into a fistfight on the floor of the House.
Source: Huffington Post
WASHINGTON ― New security measures outside the U.S. House chamber prevented a Republican lawmaker from bringing a gun onto the House floor Thursday.
Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.), who has repeatedly flouted the magnetometers that were installed near the House chamber after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, set off the metal detectors while trying to enter. When an officer with a metal detector wand scanned him, a firearm was detected on Harris’s side, concealed by his suit coat. Police refused to let Harris in, and the officer signaled a security agent that Harris had a gun on him by motioning toward his own firearm.
HuffPost witnessed the interaction and later confirmed with a Capitol official that Harris was carrying a gun.
HuffPost watched Harris try to get another member to take the gun from him so he could go vote. The member, Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), told Harris he didn’t have “a license” and refused to hold the weapon for him.
There might be a reason Republicans are so upset about the metal detectors outside the House floor: Someone I talked to tonight (who would have a good sense of this situation) told me there are a lot more members than we think who go to the floor armed.https://t.co/vtYF8Hh6QH
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) January 22, 2021