The Growth Club, an anti-tax organization funded by billionaires, has been a major financial supporter of Republican Congressman Andy Harris, who tried to bring guns to the House of Representatives.
Harris, a doctor who represents the East Coast of Maryland, has received about $345,000 from the growth of the club because right-wing activists helped get him elected as an individual in 2010, according to the Sensitive Political Center.
The latest news about the growth club’s support for Harris was revealed in the Guardian last week that the organization, led by former Republican Congressman Mackintosh, is the main financial support of 42 Republicans who tried to make Joseph Biden The victory is invalid. In the 2020 election.
It also supported another Congressman, Lauren Boebert, who argued that it was necessary to carry guns in the U.S. Capitol. Members can only carry guns in their own office.
CNN reported on Friday that the U.S. Congressional police were investigating an incident that occurred on Thursday when Harris was prevented from bringing hidden weapons to the floor of the House of Representatives. The Republican Party is an anaesthetist. He set off a newly installed metal detector outside the conference hall, prompting him to ask another Republican, John Katko, to hold a weapon for him.
According to sources in the press, Katko refused, and Harris then left and later returned without activating the metal detector.
Harris’ chief of staff, Bryan Shuy, said in a statement to the Guardian: “Due to security reasons, due to waiting for safe release, the lives of him and his family have been affected. Threats from those released. All carry guns in self-defense.”
Shuy added: “According to public records, he has a Maryland pistol license. And members of Congress always comply with House metal detectors and masturbation. Congressmen have never carried guns on the floor of the House.”
The Growth Club did not respond to a request for comment.
The Growth Club became an important supporter of Harris in 2007, when Harris helped defeat the long-term, moderate Republican congressman who had served in the First District of Maryland. Harris lost the game in the general election, but then won in a major Republican town in 2009.
In an interview with CNN on Thursday, Democratic Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that she was worried about the life of the Capitol on the day of the uprising. She said that many members of the “House of Representatives” have not yet Feel safe with other members.
“Bringing guns into the floor of the house in violation of regulations will put everyone around you in danger. This is irresponsible, Lu,’s behavior, but in addition, it violates the rules.” She said.
She added that Harris’ actions, regardless of his intentions, endangered the lives of members of Congress and violated House rules.
The Growth Club recently received most of the funding from the counter-selection right-wing billionaire founder Richard Uihlein of Uline Packaging Supply Company and the billionaire co-founder Jeffrey Yass of the Philadelphia-based options trading company Susquehanna International Group. the company.
Last year, the organization spent millions of dollars to help elect the far-right pro-gun activist and QAnon conspiracy theorist Lauren Boebert, who reportedly challenged the Capitol police this week who tried to inspect her after she dropped the metal Wallet. detector.
Hours after rioters swept the US Capitol, Harris voted to overturn the 2020 election results on January 6. A few days later, on a radio station, he criticized Twitter’s decision to ban the president from using online platforms, saying it was the result of collusion between socialists and big companies.
In fact, some of the wealthiest Republican donors have supported Harris, including billionaire Steve Schwarzman and other Blackstone executives.