Tellingly, Louie Gohmert makes a reference to 'The Godfather' and planting guns in toilets to help his case, as if that's supposed to help him, and says he'll appeal the fine.
His fellow jackass, Rep. Andrew Clyde (GA-09) runs gun shops in Georgia.
Source: NBC News
GOP Reps. Louie Gohmert and Andrew Clyde were fined $5,000 for bypassing newly-installed metal detectors as they entered the House floor, a senior Democratic aide told NBC News on Friday.
The lawmakers are the first members of Congress that have been fined for not following the added security measures put in place by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., following the violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, which led to fives deaths during the attack and in the immediate aftermath.
Representatives for Gohmert, of Texas, and Clyde, of Georgia, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Gohmert was one of the members seen bypassing the detectors when they were first put in place last month.
Earlier this week, the House voted on a rules change mandating fines for members if they refuse to follow the new security screening protocols. The first offense is a $5,000 fine and the second is $10,000. The fines are deducted directly from their salaries by the Chief Administrative Officer.
GOP Reps. Andrew Clyde of Georgia and Louie Gohmert of Texas have both been fined $5,000 for how they went through the metal detectors a senior Democratic aide confirmed to CNN. These fines are part of a new rule established this week.
— Annie Grayer (@AnnieGrayerCNN) February 5, 2021
"We'll be appealing because this is ridiculous. This isn't 'The Godfather' where you plant a gun in the toilet tank," Gohmert told Axios. "There is no toilet tank in the bathroom." https://t.co/4nNyoubts6
— Axios (@axios) February 5, 2021