Turns out even one of the richest men on the planet canít bypass Capitol security.
A spy spotted Microsoft founder and philanthropist extraordinaire Bill Gates and an aide entering the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Wednesday. Gates, in town to urge government officials not to cut foreign aid programs, tried to circumvent the security line.
But a Capitol Police officer called him back ó only Members of Congress and top government officials are allowed to bypass security on the Hill, after all. Gates and his aide then went through the scanning process.
But donít feel too bad for the multibillionaire: He cut in front of everybody else, our spy says.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.