Rep. Cori Bush Condemns GOP Refusal To Follow New Safety Rules After Capitol Riots: ‘Have You Ever Had A Job Before?’
The 44-year-old also expressed concerns about members who bring guns instead of going through metal detectors.
January 13, 2021 at 6:46 pm
Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) appeared in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Tuesday and condemned her Republican colleagues who refuse to follow the new safety rules which have been implemented at the U.S. Capitol in the aftermath of last week's insurrection.
The congresswoman said her colleagues refuse to go through metal detectors, showing negligence after supporters of President Donald Trump raided the building last week while the House was in the process of certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Shaming the members who choose to ignore the safety rules, Bush compared the defiance to any other employee refusing to follow the basic rules of a workplace.
“For those that did that, first of all, we’re talking about your job,” she told MSNBC. “Let’s just look at it from the most basic level: If you work at McDonald’s you have to wear the uniform or you’re not working today.”
The 44-year-old also expressed concerns about Congress members who choose to bring guns as a safety measure instead of going through metal detectors.
"This is where we should feel safe, but you're bringing your guns to the office building," she said. "I don't feel safe around that. Many people don't feel safe with that. If they won't abide by the simple things this job calls for, then go find another one."
To my colleagues who won't go through the metal detectors:— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) January 13, 2021
Have you ever had a job before? If you work at McDonald’s and you don’t wear the uniform, you don’t work that day.
If you won’t abide by the rules of this job, go find another one 👋🏾 https://t.co/rPO2xek1iB
Many House Republicans proved their defiance on Tuesday when they entered the chamber to vote on a resolution in the impeachment proceedings of Trump, according to the HuffPost. At least 10 Republicans disregarded Capitol Police officers who were guarding the door and walked around the detectors.