GOP lawmakers accuse Pelosi of violating own rules, demand she pay fine
Pelosi’s use of secret entrance to House floor at issue after GOP lawmaker fined for using similar
epublican lawmakers are stepping up pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, alleging her use of a secret entrance at the Capitol violated her own metal detector screening rules and should merit a fine.
“Play by the rules Madam Speaker,” Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, tweeted on Saturday night. “Multiple members saw you enter the Chamber without going through YOUR metal detectors. Pay the $5,000 fine.”
Crenshaw’s tweet came after Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., and other lawmakers wrote a letter Friday evening to Acting House Sergeant at Arms Paul Blodgett stating they witnessed Pelosi enter the House floor Thursday from a forbidden entrance, avoiding the metal detectors,
“Yesterday, at approximately 9:59 a.m., multiple members observed the Speaker of the House entering the House Chamber without compl….