GOP lawmaker plans to challenge House metal detector fines in federal court – By Jeremy Beaman (Washington Examiner) / April 12 2021
Republican Rep. Andrew Clyde is planning a legal challenge to the “unconstitutional” requirement that members pass through metal detectors in order to gain access to the House floor.
The Georgia congressman said on Monday that he will take his case against the measure to federal court following an announcement by the House Ethics Committee that it rejected Clyde’s appeal to avoid fines he incurred for refusing to pass through a metal detector on two occasions in February.
“I recently learned that the formal appeal of my fines incurred as a result of refusing to comply with Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unconstitutional placement of metal detectors at the entrance to the floor of the House of Representatives was rejected,” Clyde said in a statement. “This now provides the legal standing which I needed to challenge this unconstitutional resolution.”