Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz asked members of the Capitol Police to help out her suffering staffers who had to wait in long security lines to get to their office.
The lines are even longer due to the combined Spring Break timeframe and sequestration — that is, heavy tourist travel and heavy Capitol Hill flow and fewer police on duty.
She asked that police make an effort to keep open an extra security check-in point for "staff only," in the video.
"Just to put in a good word for the frustration that our staff is feeling in the Cannon [House office building] tunnel," she said, in a YouTube video of her comments. "We're still in the midst of the Spring Break session and the lines are very, very long and with the closure — again, when we're in session, so not just doors, but magnetometers, having a staff only magnetometer open in the Cannon tunnel as much as possible so there are staff when — particularly when they are walking with us, who can go around them — it would be extremely helpful if you could look at that again and get another mag open as often as possible."
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