Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) On Tuesday blasted her fellow Republican who refused to follow new security rules on the U.S. Capitol, saying lawmakers who refused to use new metal detectors to do their jobs in Congress should find another job.
“For those who have done this, first of all, we’re talking about your work,” Bush told Chris Hayes of MSNBC. “Let’s take a look at this from the most basic level: if you work at McDonald’s, you have to wear the uniform or you don’t work today.”
Many Republicans in the House refused to use metal detectors on Tuesday night when they entered the room to vote on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Constitutional Amendment to strip President Donald Trump of his powers. Security measures on Capitol Hill were enacted after last week’s violent insurgency, fueled by Trump and his allies.
But as HuffPost’s Matt Fuller reported, at least 10 Republicans walked around the detectors as a group, ignoring the Capitol cops guarding the gate.
Bush’s comments came as another lawmaker, Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.), Attacked the use of metal detectors as a “appalling” violation of his right to carry a gun.
“The speaker and her fellow Democrats believe an appropriate response is to prevent members from exercising their Second Amendment constitutional rights in the very spot that was not secure a week ago,” Steube said. in the room. “This attack did not come from within; it came from outside. And responding by restricting members’ Second Amendment rights… is appalling.
“Take note, America,” he said, “this is what you should expect in the Joe Biden administration.
Bush said Tuesday night that his fellow Republicans were simply trying to “push the boundaries as far as they can.”
“You know what,” she added, “If they want a goodbye to the simple things this job requires, then go find another one.
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