In the aftermath of some Trump supporters breaching the Capitol last week, new security measures have been put in place, causing complaints from some lawmakers.
House members are now required to go through metal detectors, according to an announcement from the acting sergeant-at-arms less than one week after the event.
Five people died in the attack — one female President Donald Trump supporter, a Capitol Police Officer, and three other Trump supporters who authorities said died from “medical emergencies” unrelated to the unrest.
“Effective immediately, all persons, including Members, are required [to] undergo security screening when entering the House Chamber,” acting Sergeant-at-Arms Timothy P. Blodgett wrote in the announcement.
Blodgett also told lawmakers that they have to wear masks and that they face removal from the chamber if they fail to wear one.
The Boston Globe reported on the reaction to the change:
House lawmakers are now required to