GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert opposed a House committee proposal to restrict firearms in its hearing room.
The lawmaker appeared at a virtual meeting in front of multiple guns stacked on a bookshelf.
The House Natural Resources Committee ultimately upheld the rule Thursday.
At a virtual meeting on Thursday against a backdrop of at least four guns, Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado slammed a House committee’s proposed rule to bar people from carrying firearms in its hearing room at the Capitol.
“This rule is absurd and discriminative,” Boebert said in front of a bookshelf stacked with firearms during a conference call with the House Natural Resources Committee. “This is a blatant violation of our constitutional rights.”
Per a 1967 regulation, Congress members are allowed to keep guns in their offices and transport them around the Capitol complex. There are some exceptions, however, including on the House and Senate floors. In recent weeks, Republican lawmakers, including Boebert, have touted the regulation and opposed what they perceive as restrictions to it.