Rules for thee, but not for me?
House Republicans furiously lashed out at — and brazenly disobeyed — new safety protocols that American schoolchildren, air travelers, and sports fans must abide by every day. Newly-installed metal detectors put in place outside the House chamber — in response to last week’s violent insurrection in the Capitol — ignited both anger and hyperbole among some of the most ardent fans of the president who incited that attack.
Per a NBC News report, the extra layer of security quickly became a flash point for some Republican lawmakers, who wanted to enter the House chamber unimpeded for floor votes. After lines began forming to enter and Capitol police begin asking to wand members