Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert Clashes With Capitol Police After Setting Off Metal Detector

Colorado Republican Rep Boebert Clashes With Capitol Police After Setting Off Metal Detector
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As TuskerDaily reported last week, newly elected Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) is an unapologetic second-amendment loving pistol-packing member of Congress.

Boebert who has vowed to carry her Glock across Washington, D.C., and into the hallowed halls of Congress caused a minor incident as she made her way to the U.S. House of Representatives chamber on Tuesday night.

The gun-toating Congresswoman set off the newly installed US Capitol metal detectors and refused to allow Capitol Police officers to search through her purse.

While she was denied entrance to the House chamber, Boebert was later seen entering the chamber to cast a vote, but it was unclear if she was still carrying her purse.

Boebert, a fierce gun rights advocate, later tweeted, “I am legally permitted to carry my firearm in Washington, D.C. and within the Capitol complex.”

Boebert also said the metal detectors installed at entrances to the House chamber earlier Tuesday “would not have stopped the violence we saw last week,” when supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol.

She called the Democrats’ suddenly installed security measure “just another political stunt” by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

In a Tuesday afternoon statement announcing the new metal detectors, acting House Sergeant-at-Arms Timothy Blodgett reminded lawmakers that firearms are forbidden inside the chamber.

“Failure to complete screening or the carrying of prohibited items could result in denial of access to the Chamber,” he added.

Blodgett was sworn in on Monday to replace Paul Irving, who resigned as the House sergeant-at-arms following the deadly Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol.

Rep. Lauren Boebert Vows To Carry Her Glock To Congress

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