Cori Bush Condemns Republicans Who Skirted Metal Detectors At U.S. Capitol
Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) Berated her Republican counterparts who refused to adhere to new security rules in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, saying lawmakers who refused to use new metal detectors for their work in Congress should get another Get job.
"For those who have done this, let's talk about your job first," Bush told MSNBC's Chris Hayes. "Let's just look at it from the simplest level: if you work at McDonald's you have to wear the uniform or you don't work today."
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Many House Republicans refused to use the metal detectors on Tuesday night when they entered the Chamber to vote on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment to the Constitution to support President Donald Trump Withdraw powers. Capitol security measures were enacted after last week's violent riot fueled by Trump and his allies.
But, as reported by HuffPost's Matt Fuller, at least 10 Republicans walked as a group around the detectors, ignoring the Capitol police officers guarding the door.
Bush's comments came when another lawmaker, Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., Attacked the use of metal detectors as a "horrific" violation of his right to carry a gun.
"The spokeswoman and her democratic colleagues are of the opinion that an appropriate reaction is to prevent the members from exercising their constitutional rights under the second amendment in the very place that was not secured a week ago," said Steube on the Floor of the house. "This attack didn't come from within; it came from outside. And to respond by restricting members' rights to the second change ... is appalling."
"Take note, America," he said, "that is what you must look forward to in the Joe Biden administration.
Bush said Tuesday night that her Republican counterparts were simply trying "to push the lines as far as possible".
"You know what," she added, "if they don't do the simple things this job requires, find another one."
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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