Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw has been fined $5,000 after he reportedly bypassed metal detectors at the U.S. Capitol, which were installed after the incident on January 6.
The Democrat-controlled U.S. House Committee on Ethics claimed that Crenshaw avoid the metal detector when he entered the Republican cloakroom inside the U.S. Capitol last week.
U.S. Capitol Police launched an investigation and reported their findings to the Democrat committee.
Below is the full statement from the House Ethics Committee:
Pursuant to Committee Rule 7, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined to release the following statement:
On September 27, 2021, the Committee received a notification from the Office of the Sergeant at Arms that Representative Dan Crenshaw has been fined pursuant to House Resolution 73. Pursuant to Section 1(a)(3) of House Resolution 73, the Committee hereby publishes the fine notification.
The Committee notes that the mandatory publication of a fine notification does not itself reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee. Pursuant to Section 1(b)(1) of House Resolution 73, Representative Crenshaw may appeal the fine to the Committee. Upon a determination regarding any appeal or if no appeal is received within 30 days of the Member’s notification of the fine, the Committee will make a further public statement regarding this matter. In order to comply with Committee Rule 7 regarding confidentiality, the Committee will refrain from making further public statements until that time.