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Republicans Allege Capitol Security Screens Unfairly Target Them

June 14, 2021, 3:40 PM

Two Republican members of Congress filed a federal lawsuit in Washington claiming the new security screening procedures at the U.S. Capitol, and their associated fines, are being enforced against Republicans while Democrats get a pass.

The lawsuit by Reps. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), which was filed Sunday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, also says the security process is interfering with the minority House party’s right to vote.

It challenges a House of Representatives resolution directing the House Sergeant at Arms to impose a $5,000 fine against lawmakers who fail to complete the ...

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