No. 3 House Democrat, Rep. Clyburn fined $ 5K for screening

Washington (AP) — According to the House of Representatives Ethics Committee, Congressman Jim Clyburn, the third leader of the Democratic Party of the House, was fined $ 5,000 after Congressional police reported that he had avoided the Senate before entering the House of Representatives. I was charged.

A South Carolina Parliamentarian, 80, is in the House of Representatives for the 15th term. The commission said in a statement that he had appealed the fine.

Cliburn was the first Democrat to be fined under the security screening rules imposed by the House of Representatives this year. Fierce parliamentary raid on January 6 By supporters of then-President Donald Trump. 3 Republicans I was fined. Recently, Kentucky General Assembly member Harold Rogers, who appealed at the age of 83, was also fined.

Cliburn entered the Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday and “intentionally avoided the screening by refusing to submit it to the screening,” according to a Memorandum of Understanding of the Houses of Parliament police released by the Ethics Commission. According to a handwritten report, Cliburn “walked around” the metal detector.

The new rule is the flash point of the faction, emphasizing tensions and distrust between the parties since the attack. Some Republicans responded hostilely to the new requirements, claiming that it violated their privacy. Democrats are receptive and some Republicans have expressed concern that they may be dangerous.

Parliamentarians are allowed to bring guns in the Capitol and many of its premises, but not in the House of Representatives rooms. Citizens are not allowed to carry weapons in or around the Capitol.

A Cliburn spokesperson confirmed that lawmakers were suing fines, but declined to comment further.

The fine will be deducted from the member’s salary.