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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Calls Lawmakers Bearing Arms in Congress ‘Enemy Within’

Several GOP representatives previously noted they were armed and ready to protect themselves during the Capitol Hill riots that prompted a mass evacuation of lawmakers earlier this month.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has slammed legislators who bring weapons into Congress for their own protection, calling them “the enemy within”, as Republicans and Democrats clashed over whether lawmakers should be allowed to carry firearms in the Capitol building.

“I do believe, and I have said this all along, that we will probably need a supplemental for more security for members when the enemy is within the House of Representatives, a threat that members are concerned about in addition to what is happening outside”, she told reporters Thursday.

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