Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who was shot by a man in Virginia in 2017 now thinks that sending officials through metal detectors is hindering their ability to do their jobs.
According to CNN's Manu Raju, Scalise complained openly that the long line of members that had to be scanned made things "untenable" because it "impedes the ability of members to come and vote. This is our job."
Meanwhile, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) began shouting at Capitol Police officers, who spent last week putting themselves between members and attackers. Mullin, an Oklahoma Congressman, sounded like he was quoting some of the insurrectionists when he shouted at Capitol Police, "it's my constitutional right" and "they cannot stop me."
During the insurrection at the Capitol, rioters shouted into media cameras that it was their right to enter the Capitol because it's the "people's house."
Both members previously supported the "Blue Lives Matter" movement. It's unclear if they now oppose police after the insurrection.
See the tweets below:
House GOP furious at new mags outside the chamber. Reps. Markwayne Mullin and Steve Womack erupted at Capitol Polic… https://t.co/Lll1JN38yd— Manu Raju (@Manu Raju) 1610500196.0
Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 2 Republican, told me that the situation is “untenable” because it “impedes the ability… https://t.co/DEdojuGLKM— Manu Raju (@Manu Raju) 1610500200.0
Just had to go through a metal detector before entering the House floor. Some colleagues are frustrated (guess whic… https://t.co/jtXAqmVvJG— Rashida Tlaib (@Rashida Tlaib) 1610501887.0
GOP Rep Mullin of OK refused to mask up during crowded insurrection lockdown several colleagues have since tested… https://t.co/pKXjFa7TOF— John Harwood (@John Harwood) 1610501287.0