Well this ended up being an interesting turn of events. The House Majority Whip James Clyburn, who is a Democrat, has just found himself in a bit of trouble.
Trouble from the Republicans you might ask? Nope.
You see, Pelosi and Democrats in the House were upset that several Republican members were not taking proper precautions by going through the metal detectors when in session. They made a big fuss about it, were unhappy about people having guns, and said they were putting their foot down.
So as payback, Democrats decided to enact fines for anyone who bypassed the metal detectors when going back and forth. They enacted a $5000 fine for the first offense, and a $10,000 fine for a second offense.
And then this happens…It’s almost too perfect!
From The Hill:
“House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) has been fined $5,000 by the House sergeant at arms over a Tuesday incident in which he allegedly avoided metal detectors before entering the House floor as required under new security protocols following the Jan. 6 Capitol mob attack. “
I’d say that’s a bit of karmic justice if you ask me. I mean that’s quite the double standard isn’t it?
I find it interesting how often Democrats make rules that are apparently for OTHER people to follow, but not themselves. If Republicans need to be screened every time they enter or exit, why don’t Democrats as well?
“The notice added that Clyburn “deliberately avoided being screened by refusing to submit to screening at the West lobby screening point” and “continued past the officers” to walk onto the House floor.
The fine marks the first time a Democrat has been punished for violations of the new security protocols. “
To me this sounds like he thinks he’s above the law. But newsflash buddy, you aren’t.
Supposedly he’s got 30 days to appeal this ruling, but I hope they stay firm. You make the rules, you have to abide by them as well.
Too often it seems Democrats are allowed to break the rules while at the same time getting mad at Republicans for the same thing. It’s time we put an end to this double standard. Everyone should have to follow the rules, is that such a radical idea?
Let’s just saw it always makes me happy to see a Democrat fall into their own trap.
- Democrats passed a rule to fine anyone not screened
- House Majority Whip Clyburn deliberately avoided being screened
- Now he has to pay a $5000 fine or appeal