A pistol-packing member of Congress set off a suddenly installed metal detector in the US Capitol — and refused to let cops look through her purse.
Freshman Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) was denied entrance to the House chamber following the Tuesday night incident, the Denver Post said.
Boebert was later seen entering the chamber to cast a vote, but it was unclear if she was still carrying her bag, the report said.
Boebert also said the metal detectors installed at entrances to the House chamber earlier Tuesday “would not have stopped the violence we saw last week,” when supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol.
She called the added security measure “just another political stunt” by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
In a Tuesday afternoon statement announcing the new metal detectors, acting House Sergeant-at-Arms Timothy Blodgett