On Wednesday, January 17, it was announced the Capitol Police Department opened investigations into two Congressmen who disobeyed safety rules following the January 6 insurrection.
House Republicans Andy Harris and Russ Fulcher appear to be under investigation by US Capitol Police after Harris t… https://t.co/Dh78IvZSwb— Hugo Lowell (@Hugo Lowell) 1613605553.0
On January 12, Matt Fuller, a reporter for Huffpost, witnessed Republican Congressman Russ Fulcher of Idaho "manhandle" a Black, female Capitol police officer.
So Capitol Police called me today to come in for an interview. They were pretty cryptic on what it was about, but… https://t.co/pdnR7ifzj2— Matt Fuller (@Matt Fuller) 1613603760.0
The first investigation is about Rep. Russ Fulcher manhandling an officer who was at the metal detectors outside th… https://t.co/6cpTQNYhq8— Matt Fuller (@Matt Fuller) 1613603870.0
The interaction has definitely stuck with me, because he was very aggressive, yes, but also because that officer wa… https://t.co/1jvU0aR757— Matt Fuller (@Matt Fuller) 1613604007.0
On January 21, Republican Congressman Andy Harris of Maryland was caught trying to carry a concealed gun onto the House floor.
Though members of Congress are allowed to carry weapons in the Capitol complex, guns are not permitted inside the House chamber.
Mind you: This was six days after January 6th, and the first night of the metal detectors outside the House floor.… https://t.co/Z2Pu2whHlD— Matt Fuller (@Matt Fuller) 1613604076.0
This is an extremely well done report by a local Idaho station. The local news is alright. https://t.co/fWNBs3M8iN— Matt Fuller (@Matt Fuller) 1613699095.0
Who do these two think they are? Idaho Republican Russ Fulcher reportedly manhandling a Black female Capitol Police… https://t.co/SNNtfuRdNa— Barbara Malmet (@Barbara Malmet) 1613652347.0
Though no charges have been filed in either case, Capitol Police investigations are still ongoing into the two Congressmen.
@MEPFuller Thank you for telling the truth about what happened. We don't like Russ Fulcher in Idaho and we'd like t… https://t.co/zf4EawONU1— Carolyn, M.Ed. (@Carolyn, M.Ed.) 1613604294.0
After I saw Fulcher ignore the magnetometers the next day — and tweeted about it — he tweeted this thread. Pretty… https://t.co/gYwNeRLbP8— Matt Fuller (@Matt Fuller) 1613604777.0
Twitter criticized the two Republicans for their disregard for safety.
Of course Idaho Rep Russ Fulcher "manhandled" a Capitol Police Officer of Color who also happens to be a woman whil… https://t.co/BwVDNchE38— Sheila McDevitt (@Sheila McDevitt) 1613684758.0
Russ Fulcher. Boy, I don't know. https://t.co/rz1CjzbTPU— Eric Geller (@Eric Geller) 1613611800.0
@AshleyRParker @maggieNYT Matt quote tweets it toward the end of this thread, but the Russ Fulcher thread right aft… https://t.co/dIq55U2bUf— Elle Bee Are (@Elle Bee Are) 1613612907.0
Many online hoped Fulcher and Harris would face consequences.
I feel like we all have brushed past how Russ Fulcher is under investigation for assault. https://t.co/ryH93Wotz7— Adrian IAB (@Adrian IAB) 1613698268.0
When it comes to Congress, it shouldn't be too much to ask duly elected representatives take basic precautions like leave their guns outside or walk through a metal detector on their way in without assaulting a police officer.