.@LeaderHoyer - who has a security detail - laughingly admits he hasn’t been thru a metal detector “in a long time.” But he says, “It’s important for everyone to do it.”
/2 Members aren’t loving the metal detectors. They can’t seem to figure out metal - like a phone - sets off metal detectors. @laurenboebert, who has talked about carrying a gun, didn’t want anyone to look in her bag
/3 Am told another Republican tried to get on floor without been screened only to repeatedly stopped by Cap Police
/4 Members are not good at waiting in line. Not their thing
/5 Told by other reporters that @laurenboebert apparently was allowed on floor despite refusing her bag to be searched

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Hundreds of Trump supporters are already gathering outside of Capitol ahead of tomorrow’s Trump rally countering Electoral College certification.
/2 The speaker says Trump speaking tomorrow on Ellipse at 9 am. Also telling them to stay in groups of 10 because DC is “very dangerous.” Image
/3 This is a “Moms for Trump” group. And no one wears a damn mask
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/2 I’m hearing Dems still iare NOT Gwen Moore or Rick Larsen, who tested positive but out of quarantine now
/3 @RodneyDavis, top R on the House Administration Cmte, is very upset about this “Popemobile” built in the House Gallery for quarantined members. He says the “only reason this is happening is because Speaker Pelosi needs to be re-elected speaker.” “It’s shameful.”
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/2 McCarthy & Davis cite an 11/10 letter sent by @RepZoeLofgren to Pelosi: republicanleader.house.gov/wp-content/upl…
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/3 CR text could be coming out in next 30 mins to hour
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/2 On funding for state & local govs: Mnuchin & Meadows offered $ 200 billion (up from “flexibility.” Dems say the GOP only offered $150 billion). Pelosi & Schumer are seeking more than $900 billion. This is a major area of disagreement within talks.
/3 THE DEM CONCESSIONS: Their USPS ask went from $25 billion to $10 billion - subject to a meeting today with the postmaster general that MNUCHIN, MEADOWS, PELOSI and SCHUMER will have. REPUBLICANS are not happy with the concessions Dems made, saying their gives were far bigger
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