More on Congressional Issues
When Republican lawmakers came under fire during a June 14 baseball practice in Virginia, they were trapped by a tall fence with one exit. Thanks to armed officers guarding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, only five people were wounded.
But although members of the congressional leadership are provided security details, the rest of us have to count on luck. “When congressmen and senators are off the Capitol Hill campus, we are still high-profile targets, but we have zero protection,” Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama told John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center.
On Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Thomas Massie introduced dual bills to audit the Federal Reserve, a goal that has gained in bipartisan popularity in recent years after being spearheaded originally by former Congressman Ron Paul in 2009.