House Ethics Committee Dismisses GOP Lawmaker’s $5,000 Metal Detector Fine

The 10-member panel on the House Ethics Committee voted Thursday to drop the $5,000 fine issued to Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), who challenged the report by the Capitol that said she failed to complete a security screening before entering the House building. This is the third time a majority of the evenly split bipartisan panel voted in favor of waiving the metal detector fee since the Jan. 6 protest at the Capitol. In May the Capitol Police issued a report that documented an incident where Foxx set off a metal detector in front of a door to the House chamber. As two police officers tried to stop her, the report alleges that the representative threw her bag underneath the table near the magnetometer and entered the chamber to vote. Foxx then returned to the screening area and allegedly “told the officers something in the effect of, ‘Good thing no one stopped me.'” …

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