GOP Rep. Andy Harris Tries To Bring Gun Into House Chamber

GOP Rep. Andy Harris Tries To Bring Gun Into House Chamber

New security measures outside the U.S. House chamber prevented a Republican lawmaker from bringing a gun to House floors on Thursday. Representative Andy Harris (R-Md.), Who repeatedly flouted magnetometers installed near the House chamber after the Jan.6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, set off the metal detectors while trying to enter . When an agent with a metal detector wand scanned it, a gun was detected on Harris’ side, concealed by his coat. Police refused to let Harris in, and the officer reported to a security guard that Harris had a gun on him showing his own gun.

arris try to get another member to take the gun from him so he could go vote. The member, Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), told Harris he didn’t have “a license” and refused to hold the weapon for him.

Harris then left on the elevators and 10 minutes later returned to the House bedroom. He placed his cell phone and keys on a side desk, did not trigger the magnetometer, and was allowed to enter the floor of the House to vote on a waiver allowing retired General Lloyd Austin to serve Secretary of Defense to President Joe Biden.


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