GUN-toting Lauren Boebert has led a charge against Capitol metal detectors as others blast Pelosi's "communist America."
The House sergeant at arms office issued a statement on Tuesday saying everyone going into the chamber must be screened for prohibited items, including firearms.
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However, Representative Boebert has since publicly slammed the screening demand. dubbing it as a "political stunt" from Nancy Pelosi.
Boebert has talked openly about carrying her firearm around town and onto the Capitol grounds.
"I am legally permitted to carry my firearm in Washington, D.C. and within the Capitol complex," she tweeted last night.
"Metal detectors outside of the House would not have stopped the violence we saw last week — it’s just another political stunt by Speaker Pelosi."
Earlier this month, Boebert wrote a letter to the House urging them to let a 1967 rule allowing lawmakers to carry firearms in the Capitol stand.
The representative appeared to be victorious, as Pelosi issued new rules for the House which did not mention doing away with allowing lawmakers to carry weapons in the Capitol.
Boebert walked through the detectors holding her bag on Tuesday and, when the alarm went off, refused to hand over her belongings to be searched.
Despite not appearing to have her bag checked, Capitol police reportedly allowed her into the House chamber.
Several other Republicans appeared to hit back at Capitol polcie, including Representative Rodney Davis saying "this is bull."
Rep Markwayne Mullin said that cops "can't stop me" from entering the House, as well as Louie Gohmert who walked around the detector for that reason.
"You can't stop me; I'm on my way to a vote," he said.
Rep Steve Womack kicked off when he walked through the detector, telling cops: "You are creating a problem you do not understand the ramifications of."
He also told them to "get back," and "don't touch me."
Later that evening, Congresswoman Debbie Lasko echoed Boebert's comments on Twitter, also blaming the change on the House Speaker.
"For members of Congress to enter the floor of the U.S. House, we now have to go through intense security measures, on top of the security we already go through," Lasko tweeted.
"These new provisions include searches and being wanded like criminals. We now live in Pelosi’s communist America!"
Pelosi was also pictured going through the metal detectors on Tuesday night.
She set off the alarms and then stopped for police to scan her with a handheld wand.
The security has heightened following chaos at the US Capitol last Wednesday.
At least five people died after Trump supporters stormed the political hub as the Electoral College were casting their votes on the 2020 election.
Alongside additional security checks, the National Guard has headed to DC ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Sunday.
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