Democrats face a $ 5,000 fine after parliamentary police say they have ignored the parliamentary metal detector security protocol


Jim Clyburn

House majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-South Carolina, will speak at a press conference at Capitol Hill. SAULLOEB / AFP via Getty Images

  • House majority Whip James Cryburn faces a $ 5,000 fine after parliamentary police say they have bypassed metal detectors.

  • If he does not appeal, Cliburn will be the first Democrat to be fined for violating security protocols.

  • After the riots on January 6, metal detectors were installed in the Houses of Parliament.

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Democrats were fined $ 5,000 for failing to complete the Capitol metal detector security protocol, according to an Ethics Commission document released earlier this week.

A Parliamentary Police Report “We deliberately avoided screening by refusing to submit to screening at the West Lobby screening point,” said James Cryburn, a majority in the House of Representatives, on the April 20 case.

According to the report, “Member Cliburn went to the bathroom, came out, passed the officer and entered the House of Representatives room.”

The metal detector was installed in the Houses of Parliament at the behest of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi after the January 6 riots.

A spokesperson for Cliburn’s office said in a statement: Politico A South Carolina Democrat said, “We respect the rules of the Chamber of Commerce and disagree with the characteristics of the case.” Sources familiar with the incident also told Politico that Cliburn had returned to the floor of his house around a metal detector, but he passed security within 10 minutes.

On Wednesday, Deputy Sergeant Arms Timothy P. Brodget wrote in a letter to the House Ethics Commission that Cliburn had been informed of fines and the right to appeal within the next 30 days.Cliburn on Thursday at CNN’s Manuraju Will appeal fine.

He will be the first Democrat to be fined for violating the Capitol security protocol.

Multiple GOP members Refused to comply with security measures including: Representatives, Louie Gohmert and Andrew Clyde.

In January, Pelosi said Congressmen face fines It will be deducted from your salary to bypass the metal detector-$ 5,000 for the first breach and $ 10,000 for the second breach. In February, the Democratic Party of the House of Representatives resolved to support the consequences of violating new security measures.

“It’s tragic that this measure is needed, but the community center must be safe and will be safe,” she said when she announced the fine.

Clyde said in February He planned to “fight” a $ 5,000 fine to avoid metal detectors. After the house ethics committee dismissed the appeal in April, he was forced to pay a fine of more than $ 15,000 for avoiding the screening. Forbes report.

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