Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic congresswoman in New York, criticized Republicans in Congress, complained about the new House metal detector, and pointed out that at least one Republican had posted that he was Image of a Democrat holding a gun next to it.
Supporters of President Donald Trump installed metal detectors on Tuesday after an uprising in the Capitol last Wednesday. House Democrats said that after the riots, they no longer felt safe among their pro-Trump Republican colleagues.
Ocasio said: “It’s like a video of Republicans promoting illegally carrying guns on the grounds of the Capitol, posting images of them holding guns next to Democrats and inciting the consequences of attacking the Capitol! Naturally, the Republicans are crying and playing victimization. ,”
The law prohibits legislators from carrying heavy guns anywhere outside the Capitol. Except for law enforcement, no one can carry a gun in the House of Representatives, whether it is installed or not.
In an announcement on Tuesday afternoon, Acting House Sheriff Timothy Blodgett told members of the House of Representatives that anyone entering the House of Commons must undergo additional inspection measures if they are refused inspection or are found to be carrying the prohibition Items will be prohibited from entering. As a gun.
However, Republicans almost immediately began to criticize metal detectors.
Oklahoma Republican Representative Mark Wayne Mullin yelled at the security guard on Tuesday. “My body is restrained!” he said.
Arkansas Congressman Steve Womack said holding a gun is “my constitutional right” and “they can’t stop me.”
In an ad on January 3, Colorado representative Lauren Boebert told the audience that she would “bring my Glock to Congress.” In a Facebook post in September, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia shared an image of herself holding a gun. Next to it are photos of four Democratic congressmen, composed of four Democratic congressmen. The progressive organization of the House of Representatives is called the “squad.”
After Ilhan Omar, a member of the Minnesota “squad” tweeted, Facebook canceled Green’s post, saying it violated the threat of violence policy. He said: “Posted next to the faces of three women of color The photo with the assault rifle is not an advertisement. This is incitement. Has died. Threatened a response to this post.”
Democrats criticized Republicans for supporting Trump’s unfounded claims of voter fraud, which was part of the reason for the riot attack on the Capitol last Wednesday. About 120 Republican congressmen voted against certifying the victory of President-elect Biden.
As the FBI mentioned planned protests in all 50 capitals of the United States and possible attacks during Biden’s inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on January 20, concerns about further political violence continue.
Weekly newspaper Green’s office was contacted for comment.