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Tue May 18, 2021, 05:02 PM

Rep. Foxx is fined $5,000 for bypassing House security screening

Source: Washington Post

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) has been ordered to pay a $5,000 fine for bypassing the House security screening last week, according to the House Committee on Ethics and the House sergeant-at-arms. Foxx is the latest person to have been sanctioned under a resolution passed in February penalizing lawmakers who seek to bypass the security screening measures created in the wake of the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. Members face a $5,000 fine for the first offense and $10,000 each time thereafter.

A spokesman for Foxx did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and it is not clear whether the lawmaker plans to appeal. Members have 30 days from the date they were notified of the fine to file an appeal. According to U.S. Capitol Police, the incident occurred around 4:10 p.m. on May 13, when Foxx left the elevator near the Republican Door of the House chamber “and ran through the magnetometer, activating the alarm.”Foxx “threw her bag underneath the table adjacent to the magnetometer,” Capitol Police said, and continued into the House chamber even as two officers raised their hands and said “Ma’am” in an effort to stop her.

After casting a vote, Foxx returned to the screening area to retrieve her bag and said something to the effect of, “Good thing no one stopped me,” Capitol Police said. Politico reporter Olivia Beavers, who witnessed the incident, reported last week that Foxx had told her, “I didn’t think the metal detector went off. I was late to vote. I barely made it. I ran back out and went back in.” When Beavers attempted to ask a follow-up question, Foxx yelled at her. “Why don’t you deal with things that are important?” the lawmaker said, according to Politico. The metal detectors were installed in a move aimed at tightening security in the wake of the deadly Jan. 6 riot. Some Republican lawmakers have objected to being screened, prompting tense confrontations with Capitol Police.

After February’s vote to institute fines, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) noted that some lawmakers had been “refusing to adhere to basic precautions keeping members of our congressional community safe — including by dodging metal detectors, physically pushing past police, and even attempting to bring firearms into the chamber.” “It is beyond comprehension why any Member would refuse to adhere to these simple, common-sense steps to keep this body safe,” Pelosi said at the time, describing the rule change as “sad” but necessary to ensure the safety of lawmakers and others inside the Capitol.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/05/18/joe-biden-live-updates/#link-4KPXLMELSRCBPJE7SZTRKKAVJY

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Reply Rep. Foxx is fined $5,000 for bypassing House security screening (Original post)
BumRushDaShow May 2021 OP
soothsayer May 2021 #1
NewHendoLib May 2021 #2
CRK7376 May 2021 #33
Atticus May 2021 #3
riversedge May 2021 #4
hlthe2b May 2021 #5
babylonsister May 2021 #10
Evolve Dammit May 2021 #21
turbinetree May 2021 #6
Bo Zarts May 2021 #7
IthinkThereforeIAM May 2021 #27
Red Mountain May 2021 #29
Red Mountain May 2021 #31
Dr. Strange May 2021 #38
llashram May 2021 #8
BumRushDaShow May 2021 #9
llashram May 2021 #35
BumRushDaShow May 2021 #36
llashram May 2021 #37
LetMyPeopleVote May 2021 #11
oasis May 2021 #34
Frustratedlady May 2021 #12
oldsoftie May 2021 #13
BumRushDaShow May 2021 #15
oldsoftie May 2021 #16
BumRushDaShow May 2021 #18
royable May 2021 #19
BumRushDaShow May 2021 #20
AZ8theist May 2021 #24
underpants May 2021 #14
peppertree May 2021 #17
Evolve Dammit May 2021 #22
George II May 2021 #23
gab13by13 May 2021 #25
JohnnyRingo May 2021 #26
marmar May 2021 #28
keithbvadu2 May 2021 #30
RVN VET71 May 2021 #32

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 05:05 PM

1. All the gop brats are acting up today

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 05:07 PM

2. she is one fucking nutcase. perfect match for Cawthorne

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Response to NewHendoLib (Reply #2)

Wed May 19, 2021, 12:13 AM

33. Unfortunately she is my congressional oxygen thief

She is worthless, nasty to the core...Maybe that jackass Senator Burr can help us out when he leaves the Senate (not soon enough) by taking with him Foxx and idiot brother Thom Tillis.....

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 05:08 PM

3. If they ever need to cast someone to portray "Cruella's" nasty stepmother, Virginia will

get the part, hands down.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 05:11 PM

4. North Carolina Rep. Foxx challenged by former college football player Bo Hines, 25





North Carolina Rep. Foxx challenged by former college football player Bo Hines, 25 https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bo-hines-ncsu-football-virgina-foxx-north-carolina #FoxNews

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 05:20 PM

5. We don't hear as much about her, but she's among the House's worst & dumbest...

She gives Louie Gohmert a run for the title.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Tue May 18, 2021, 05:47 PM

10. Amen! She's horrible. nt

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Tue May 18, 2021, 07:28 PM

21. Great. And that is no small feat. Sad, you want to make a statement to arm yourself in Congress. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 05:23 PM

6. ALEC will reimbursee her....

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 05:26 PM

7. Am I the only one who first thought: Red Foxx?

Who, of course, spelled his name Redd Foxx.

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Response to Bo Zarts (Reply #7)

Tue May 18, 2021, 08:01 PM

27. Me...


... did the proverbial double take.

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Response to Bo Zarts (Reply #7)

Tue May 18, 2021, 09:02 PM

29. Redd Foxx in full Fred Sanford mode

would be a priceless addition to our government.

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Response to Red Mountain (Reply #29)

Tue May 18, 2021, 09:09 PM

31. He has a lot of relevance today



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Response to Bo Zarts (Reply #7)

Thu May 20, 2021, 04:26 PM

38. Yep.

I clutched my chest in shock, and said, "Oh no, it's a big one. I'm coming to join you Elizabeth!"

Which is weird, cause I don't know anyone named Elizabeth.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 05:36 PM

8. will she pay

or go all Confederate2.0 on the duly elected Administration and Legislative branch?

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Response to llashram (Reply #8)

Tue May 18, 2021, 05:39 PM

9. It gets automatically deducted.

(once any appeals are resolved)

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #9)

Thu May 20, 2021, 10:30 AM

35. oh yeah

forgot about that...

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Response to llashram (Reply #35)

Thu May 20, 2021, 10:39 AM

36. And the Rule was written

to indicate that if they did choose to voluntarily pay it, they can't pull that money out of campaign funds or other outside funds associated with their office -

Engrossed in House (02/02/2021)


H. Res. 73



In the House of Representatives, U. S.,


February 2, 2021.

Resolved,

SECTION 1. Imposition of fines for failure to complete security screening for entrance to House chamber.

(snip)

(c) Deducting fine from pay.— (1) If a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner against whom a fine is imposed by the Sergeant-at-Arms under subsection (a) has not paid the fine prior to the expiration of the 90-calendar day period which begins on the date described in paragraph (2), the Chief Administrative Officer shall deduct the amount of the fine from the net salary otherwise due the Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner, in accordance with timetables and procedures established by the Committee on House Administration for purposes of carrying out this subsection.

(2) The date described in this paragraph is, with respect to a fine imposed on a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner—

(A) the date of the determination of the Committee on Ethics under subsection (b)(2); or

(B) if the Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner does not file an appeal with the Committee on Ethics prior to the expiration of the period specified in subsection (b)(1), the first day after the expiration of such period.

(d) Prohibiting use of campaign or official funds To pay fines.—A Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner may not use campaign funds or official funds, including amounts in the Members’ Representational Allowance, to pay a fine imposed under this resolution.

(snip)

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-resolution/73/text?r=1&s=1

^^^emphasis mine

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #36)

Thu May 20, 2021, 10:40 AM

37. thanks

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 05:51 PM

11. This lady is an asshole

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #11)

Wed May 19, 2021, 12:24 AM

34. +one zillion.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 05:57 PM

12. This evil woman feels entitled, I'm sure. So glad to see this.

She reminds me of the kind of person who would sit back and watch others being tortured...gleefully, as well.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 06:02 PM

13. Good. And raise the fines for repeat violators nt

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #13)

Tue May 18, 2021, 06:31 PM

15. It does get raised for the 2nd (and subsequent incidents)

Engrossed in House (02/02/2021)


H. Res. 73



In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

February 2, 2021.

Resolved,

SECTION 1. Imposition of fines for failure to complete security screening for entrance to House chamber.

(a) Imposition by Sergeant-at-Arms.— (1) The Sergeant-at-Arms is authorized and directed to impose a fine against a Member, Delegate, or the Resident Commissioner for failure to complete security screening for entrance to the House Chamber.

(2) A fine imposed pursuant to this resolution shall be $5,000 for a first offense and $10,000 for any subsequent offense.

(snip)

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-resolution/73/text?r=1&s=1

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #15)

Tue May 18, 2021, 06:33 PM

16. Excellent. Thank you.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #16)

Tue May 18, 2021, 07:00 PM

18. You're welcome!

A couple of the most egregious ones like Andrew Clyde "Crashcup", already racked up $15,000 fines right after the rule was put into effect.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #15)

Tue May 18, 2021, 07:18 PM

19. How aboout $5K 1st offense, $10K 2nd offense, $50K 3rd offense, $100K 4th, $500K, $1M, $5M, ...

A few repeat offender repukes could end up funding the entire Capitol police force, and rapidly outstrip the ability of foaming-at-the-mouth supporters to pay for the fines through donations.

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Response to royable (Reply #19)

Tue May 18, 2021, 07:24 PM

20. This is what they got passed back in February

Seems the ones with 2 offenses and subsequent denial of their appeals by the Ethics Committee, got the message. But there will always be dumbasses among their ranks who are suckers for punishment.

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Response to royable (Reply #19)

Tue May 18, 2021, 07:41 PM

24. How about making it a Class 1 FELONY for possessing a firearm in the House chamber?

With 20 years imprisonment for first conviction?

Move to rid the Capital of the insurrection traitors, one by one.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 06:06 PM

14. All right Boebert, time to put your money where your mouth is.

That white haired little batshit crazy lady has set the standard.

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Response to underpants (Reply #14)

Tue May 18, 2021, 06:33 PM

17. Boobert would rather put her gun where her mouth is, than pay the fine

She's made defying the law her political calling card. It's all she has.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 07:31 PM

22. How about getting booted out after a couple? You seriously need a firearm to conduct business??

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 07:32 PM

23. What the f* does she do at the airport?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 07:50 PM

25. Is she the same Virginias Foxx who was the Rep. in Cincinnati?

She is a douzy.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 08:00 PM

26. Couldn't happen to a better medusa.

The only time she cracks a smile is when posing for photo-ops.
A miserable wretch

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 08:29 PM

28. She's still alive?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 09:05 PM

30. Install-a-gate-that-cannot-be-bypassed without opening it from the inside.

Install-a-gate-that-cannot-be-bypassed without opening it from the inside.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #30)

Tue May 18, 2021, 09:25 PM

32. I'd prefer a disintegration ray.

Maybe a jewish laser would keep these extremist fecal beings like Foxx from behaving like white privileged like assholes.

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