Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that members of the House could pay for additional security measures with their congressional allowances, adding that the House would need to provide additional funds for member protection because “within the Enemy House of Representatives is.”
“It should not be the case that not only the President of the United States is instigating a rebellion, but returns, endangering the safety of members of Congress, to the point that they are concerned about members in the House of Representatives. There is danger for them, ”she said.
Asked whether California Democrats said “what’s within the enemy,” he said, “It means we have members of Congress who want to bring guns to the floor and threaten violence on other members of Congress is.”
Some Republican representatives, including Andy Harris of Maryland and Lauren Boebert of Colorado, have reportedly attempted to bring guns to the floor of the House Chamber, where they are prohibited. Pelosi ordered a magnetometer to be placed outside the House chamber in the wake of the January 6 attack and promised to pay a fine of thousands of dollars for members who refused to comply with the screening.
Another Republican member, Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Green, posted a speech on Facebook in February 2019 where she said Pelosi “guilty of treason … a death penalty offense.”
Earlier in his press conference, the speaker questioned the decision by the Republican leadership to give a seat to the Green House Education and Labor Committee in view of Greene’s previous education that the school shooting was a “false-flag” operation.
“One word is very generous thinking about what they were thinking – or what they’re doing. It’s completely horrifying,” Pelos said.
In response to a question about the Speaker’s remarks requesting more than 30 members of the House of Representatives, local law enforcement or other security personnel, among other things, use Congressional allowances to increase their personal safety in their home districts For. The letter was first received by CBS News.
Members asked for greater latitude in how they spend their members’ representative allowances, an annual allocation set by the Committee on House Administration that allows members to meet their official duties on staff, mail and other office expenses Provides operating budget for.
Pelosi said, “Although I think that although it is appropriate that they use their MRA for their own safety, they should not do it because the money is needed.”
The January 6 attack on the US Capitol raised many lawmakers uneasy about their personal safety in Washington, but also at home, where they lack the security afforded by the Capitol Police – and where most spend most of their time We do.
Pelosi said she will meet retired Lt. Gen. Russell Honoree on Thursday, who is conducting a security review of the Capitol and studying member safety in both Washington, D.C. and his districts, as well as transportation in between.
Zak Hudak contributed to this story.