Supreme Court rejects House Republicans’ lawsuit over post-Jan. 6 metal detectors

The Supreme Court declined to take up a lawsuit filed by a group of House Republicans challenging the establishment of metal detectors in the House of Representatives following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The rejection comes after three House Republicans, Reps. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) and Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) and former Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), appealed to the high court to weigh in on “massive fines” they received for ignoring metal detectors that were put in place outside the House chamber. The detectors were established as a security measure after the Jan. 6 riot, during which protesters breached the Capitol building in an effort to stop the certification of the 2020 election.

The detectors were put in place under then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who said at the time it was “beyond comprehension” why
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