Republican Congress-members Louie Gohmert (TX) and Andrew Clyde (GA) pushed a lawsuit claiming that new security measures forced by Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, are not applied equally to Democrats and Republicans.
“Speaker Pelosi has created an unconstitutional measure of enforcing this rule against only Republican members, and exempted Democrat members from its enforcement, leading to Republicans getting fined and having their salaries lowered, all for the reason of creating a fake narrative for the benefit of the Democratic majority., the complaint says.
Clyde and Gohmert say in the lawsuit that Pelosi forced the measures into place to target Republicans.
The complaint says that Clyde was forced to pay a fine of $5000 for entering the House in Feb. without using the security screening process. It also says that Gohmert was fined for an incident where after previously using the screening, he was allowed to enter the House after going to the bathroom but after repeating this during the next day, he was then fined.
We (@Rep_Clyde) have filed suit along with counsel @KenCuccinelli in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for the unjust and unconstitutional imposition of magnetometers and fines by Speaker Pelosi.
— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) June 14, 2021
Clyde also says that Pelosi violated her own protocols by going around metal detectors without receiving disciplinary actions, according to the lawsuit.
Additionally, the suit says that the screening process has stopped numerous Republicans including Clyde as they tried to enter the House chamber, making them miss votes. Others went around screening to make their votes and were subsequently fined.
The lawsuit pinpoints William Walker, the House Sergeant at Arms and Catherine Szpindor, the House Chief Administrative Officer as defendants due to their role in enforcing Pelosi’s rules.
This comes at a time when Democrats, including President Joe Biden, are touting “unity” and “equality” as markers for the future. It seems that when it comes down to it, what Democrats really want is one set of rules for themselves, and another set for conservatives and other normal Americans.
Author: Scott Dowdy