As lawmakers make their way into the House chamber this week nearly two years after the January 6 attacks on the nation’s Capitol they will do so with one less piece of equipment present. With the anniversary just three days away, Axios notes, the newly controlled Republican House of Representatives has opted to remove a metal detector some of its members described as an, “unnecessary disruption.”
Democrats previously in control of Congress required individuals entering the House chamber to first pass through the metal detector to enter in the weeks following the attacks which left five people dead and many more injured. At the time, Acting House Sergeant-at-Arms Timothy Blodgett said the magnetometers were being deployed to ensure compliance with already in place regulations preventing firearms and incendiary devices within th
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