WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 21: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) walks through a metal detector before entering the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on January 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. . (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
UPDATED 6:00 PM PT – Friday, April 23, 2021
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) must pay a $5,000 fine for allegedly violating new security protocols at the Capitol. According to reports, Congressman Clyburn was reportedly fined earlier this week for avoiding metal detectors before entering the House floor.
The Acting House Sergeant at Arms sent a letter to the Ethics Committee to inform members that Clyburn had been fined and can appeal. Clyburn is the first Democrat to face punishment for violating new rules that were introduced after the January 6 Capitol breach.
The South Carolina lawmaker reportedly plans to appeal.