Inbox: Republican Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina will have her appeal of a $5,000 fine for allegedly evading House metal detectors upheld, the House Ethics Committee announces.
Foxx was heading to a vote & according to an incident report by U.S. Capitol Police in May, she evaded a magnometer, brushed off a request for her to stop and then allegedly told reporter Olivia Beavers "Why don't you deal with things that are important?"…
The comment to Beavers, as first reported, was prompted because Beavers saw Foxx skip past the magnometer and said, "I don’t want to get you guys in trouble, but I’m going to be reporting on that."

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