UPDATE 6:23PM: Boebert was allowed onto the House floor. Her refusal to allow her bag to be searched is odd. Perhaps she doesn’t want anyone to know that she doesn’t really carry a gun around in the Capitol.
UPDATE 5:40PM: This seems to be escalating quickly:
Lauren Boebert is refusing to comply with the metal detector or allow a bag search. Now standing in the House doorway. Security is refusing to allow her to enter. Appears to be a standstill.
— Marc Rod (@marcrod97) January 13, 2021
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) January 13, 2021
As CNN reports–Rep. Lauren Boebert ran for office with a Glock semiautomatic pistol on her hip, and as readers know packing heat everywhere she goes is an integral part of Boebert’s brand.
It’s also starting to make her new colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives awfully nervous.
Members of Congress and staffers will have to walk through metal detectors in order to get onto the floor of the US House of Representatives, a senior Democratic aide told CNN Tuesday.
The development comes after multiple House Democrats told CNN they are worried about some of their Republican colleagues [Pols emphasis] and that there have been multiple conversations about the need for every member of Congress and their guests to start going through metal detectors…
“There have been increasing tensions with certain incoming freshmen for months, who have been insistent on bringing firearms in violation of law and guidelines,” one House Democrat said, in a reference to Republican Reps. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, [Pols emphasis] Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina and others.
Obviously, the events of last week have necessitated a thorough review and upgrading of security in and around the U.S. Capitol. But in Lauren Boebert’s case, as readers know, her brash promise to carry her gun to Washington despite the district’s strict gun laws, with a PR video cleverly shot to create the appearance that Boebert was illegally carrying a weapon down a D.C. alleyway, isn’t the only reason fellow lawmakers are worried.
“Her actions are disgraceful…It is possible that I want her to leave Congress. I don’t think that there’s a place for people of her immorality and depravity to be in the United States Congress.” #copolitics pic.twitter.com/AkfZUqk9Lj
— Marshall Zelinger (@Marshall9News) January 11, 2021
After Boebert Tweeted out details about the location of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as insurrectionists were storming the Capitol last Wednesday afternoon, there’s an argument that Boebert is an even greater security risk than anyone could imagine before this event. Firearms are not allowed to be brought into the U.S. House chambers by anyone except the sergeant at arms, a marked contrast to the Colorado state capitol in which lawmakers roam the halls carrying concealed weapons that the public must surrender before entering the building.
Whether clueless or conspiracy, it’s a sad fact that concern about Rep. Boebert–for as long as she has access to the building–is justified.