Nancy Pelosi Announces Fines Up To $10 Grand For Skirting Metal Detector At Capitol: ‘Tragic That This Step Is Necessary’

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After a raft of violations, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that members of Congress will be fined up to $10,000 for flouting metal detectors and other security measures in the House of Representatives chamber.

Led by QAnon believer Rep. Lauren Boebert, several Republican House members have been pushing past Capitol Police after setting off the chamber’s metal detectors or skirting them altogether. And according to Pelosi, they’ve also been verbally abusing officers attempting to enforce those security measures.

Consequently, Pelosi announced Wednesday night that the House will be passing a rule imposing stiff fines on members who violate security measures, and specifying that the fines will be deducted directly from the member’s pay
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