WASHINGTON, DC – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has announced severe fines will be imposed against members of Congress who violate the Capitol’s mask wearing policy. Those fines will also apply to Congress members who bypass the newly installed metal detectors. The penalty will be $5,000 for their first offense and $10,000 for each offense thereafter.
“It is tragic that this step is necessary, but the chamber of the People’s House must and will be safe,” Pelosi said.
Throughout America’s history, members of Congress were allowed to bypass security by showing security personnel and U.S. Capitol Police their lawmaker pins. Not anymore as the Democrat-controlled government in D.C. has imposed a military lockdown in the nation’s capital. 20,000 armed National Guard troops have been deployed along a heavily fenced perimeter complete with military vehicles and razor-sharp concertina wire, used primarily in war zones.
The Biden, Pelosi led government so far looks more like that of a communist nation ahead of Inauguration Day.
Pelosi is not the first lawmaker in America to suggest draconian fines for people violating COVID-19 health and safety protocol.
In New Jersey, which has suffered one of the most severe COVID-19 lockdowns nationwide under New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, a group of state legislators wanted to fine residents $15,000 for a first offense for violating the governor’s COVID-19 executive orders.
Assemblyman Greg McGuckin (R-Ocean), John Catalano (R-Ocean) and James Holzapfel (R-Ocean) proposed a bill that sought to impose $15,000 fines on any illegal social gatherings that violated Governor Murphy’s caps and limits, including religious gatherings.
“There must be a stronger penalty for violating the social distancing orders during this outbreak,” said Assemblyman McGuckin. “The strong financial penalties that would be imposed by our legislation should discourage people from hosting gatherings in violation of the prohibition during this crisis.”